Clinical profile and strain relatedness of recurrent enterococcal bacteremia.

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Journal Article

We defined the molecular epidemiology of recurrent enterococcal bacteremia using pulsed field gel electrophoresis. We identified 27 patients, comprising 60 episodes; strain relatedness was demonstrated in 8 patients with isolates separated by up to 6 y. Carriage of pathogenic enterococci may be prolonged, although re-infection with novel strains is more commonly seen.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cheng, AC; Murdoch, DR; Harrell, LJ; Barth Reller, L

Published Date

  • 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 642 - 646

PubMed ID

  • 16126563

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16126563

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-5548

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00365540510043257

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England