Emergence of vanA Genotype Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci with Low or Moderate Levels of Teicoplanin Resistance in Korea

Joong Sik Eom, In Sook Hwang, Byung Yoen Hwang, Jae Gab Lee, Yeon Joo Lee, Hee Jin Cheong, Yong Ho Park, Seung Chul Park, Woo Joo Kim

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In Korea, vancomycin-resistant enterococci have become important nosocomial pathogens since the late 1990s, and most vancomycin-resistant enterococcal isolates have been VanA phenotype-vanA genotype strains. In 2001, we experienced an outbreak of VanB phenotype-vanA genotype vancomycin-resistant enterococci at a university hospital. This is the first report of VanB-vanA vancomycin-resistant enterococci from humans in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1785-1786
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Emergence of vanA Genotype Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci with Low or Moderate Levels of Teicoplanin Resistance in Korea'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this