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Title: Nosocomial infection with vancomycin-dependent enterococci
Authors: Tambyah, P.A. 
Marx, J.A.
Maki, D.G.
Issue Date: Jul-2004
Citation: Tambyah, P.A., Marx, J.A., Maki, D.G. (2004-07). Nosocomial infection with vancomycin-dependent enterococci. Emerging Infectious Diseases 10 (7) : 1277-1281. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We report three patients infected with unique strains of vancomycin-dependent enterococci. Two were first infected by genetically identical strains of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). All three patients had much greater exposure to vancomycin and third-generation cephalosporins than did two control groups (patients infected with VRE and hospitalized patients without enterococcal infections). While antimicrobial pressure promotes nosocomial colonization by VRE, prolonged exposure to vancomycin may foster the transition from vancomycin resistance to dependence.
Source Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases
ISSN: 10806040
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