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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 2432-2438
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.281


Study of Enterococci with a Special Reference to Species Distribution and Antibiotic Resistance Pattern
Satyendu Saha1* and Nagaraju Vanaparthi2
1NC Medical College, Panipat, Haryana, India
2Department of Microbiology, MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Odisha, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Glycopeptide-resistant enterococci have become ascendant nosocomial pathogens. Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) can significant increase morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. The emergence of VRE is of concern because infections due to these organisms can’t be treated with currently available antimicrobial drugs. The present study was conducted with an aim to identify enterococci isolates to the species level and to assess their antibiotic susceptibility profile. Enterococcal isolates were identified as per standard microbiological protocol and antibiotic susceptibility testing was done by Kirby Bauer disc diffusion technique. Majority of isolates were obtained from urine samples. E. faecalis followed by E. faecium were the predominant isolates. Vancomycin resistance was noted in a total of 21 (10.4%) enterococcal isolates. The high prevalence of isolation of Enterococcus spp. from clinical specimens and their ability to acquire resistance to the limited number of antibiotics available for treatment of enterococcal infections have highlighted the importance periodic surveillance programmes to identify the colonization with VRE and initiate prompt infection control measures.


Keywords: Enterococci, Disc diffusion, Enterococcus faecalis, Species distribution, Vancomycin resistant.
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Satyendu Saha and Nagaraju Vanaparthi. 2017. Study of Enterococci with a Special Reference to Species Distribution and Antibiotic Resistance Pattern.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 2432-2438. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.281