Sequential emergence of antibiotic resistance in enterococcal bloodstream isolates over 25 years.

Journal Article

We determined the antibiotic susceptibilities of 1,785 enterococcal bloodstream isolates collected over 25 years. Antibiotic resistance emerged at a greater rate in Enterococcus faecium than in other enterococcal species, and E. faecium isolates became proportionally more common over time. Our findings confirm the pattern of emerging antibiotic resistance among enterococci and highlight the increasing importance of E. faecium as a cause of bloodstream infection.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Murdoch, DR; Mirrett, S; Harrell, LJ; Monahan, JS; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • November 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 3676 - 3678

PubMed ID

  • 12384390

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0066-4804


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States