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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 1326-1332
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.150


Isolation of Enterococcus from Various Clinical Samples and Their Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern in a Tertiary Care Hospital
M. Paul*, P.S. Nirwan and P. Srivastava
Department of Microbiology, National Institute of Medical Science and Research, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 303121(India)
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The emergence of Enterococcus species in causing nosocomial infections poses a therapeutic challenge to clinicians. Enterococci are intrinsically resistance to multiple antibiotics. Acquired resistance to commonly used antibiotics like Ampicillin, Vancomycin and Aminoglycosides have made the situation worse and difficult to treat serious enterococcal infections. The present study aimed to isolate Enterococcus from various clinical samples and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern in a tertiary care hospital. A total of 102 Enterococcus species were isolated from various clinical samples were identified by various conventional biochemical methods. Antimicrobial susceptibility was detected by Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method as per CLSI guidelines. A total 102 Enterococcus species isolated from various clinical samples in which 81 were E. faecalis, 18 were E. faecium and 3 were other Enterococcus. Their antibiotic susceptibility pattern is E. faecium show more resistance than E. faecalis. We hereby conclude that Enterococcus isolated from various clinical samples must be routinely screened for various drugs to prevent drug resistance in hospital settings for serious Enterococcal infections.


Keywords: Enterococci,High level aminoglycoside resistance
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Paul, M., P.S Nirwan and Srivastava, P. 2017. Isolation of Enterococcus from Various Clinical Samples and Their Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 1326-1332. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.150