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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Saunders, G. L. ; Bodonaik, N. C.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
Resistance in clinical isolates of Enterococcus faecalis encountered at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Jamaica
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
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Date of Publication
2006
Volume ID
55
Issue ID
3
Page(s)
194-6
Language
eng
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Location/URL
http:; caribbean.scielo.org/pdf/wimj/v55n3/a12v55n3.pdf
ISSN
0043-3144 (Print)
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Abstract
Enterococcus faecalis isolates were examined by an automated identification and susceptibility system. Almost all of the 97 isolates were ampicillin susceptible (n = 86) and tetracycline resistant (n = 89). All were nitrofurantoin susceptible. About a third of isolates showed high level resistance to the aminoglycosides streptomicin and gentamicin and this was usually associated with ciprofloxacin resistance (n = 34). Seven isolates were vancomycin resistant, including one that was ampicillin resistant. Most forms of resistance described elsewhere were found....
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