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Colonial variation in vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium

Baillie, Les ORCID:, Wade, J. J. and Casewell, M. W. 1993. Colonial variation in vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium. Journal of Clinical Pathology 46 (5) , pp. 474-475. 10.1136/jcp.46.5.474

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Vancomycin resistant enterococci are increasingly being isolated from inpatients. This report describes the colonial variation present in most isolates of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium obtained at this hospital. Colonial variants within the same culture were indistinguishable by antimicrobial susceptibility, biochemical reactions, and ribotyping. Failure to appreciate this colonial variation will lead to pure cultures being regarded as contaminated or mixed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Pharmacy
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Publisher: BMJ Journals
ISSN: 1472-4146
Last Modified: 06 May 2023 08:11

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