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

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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

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Emergence of vanA Genotype Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci with Low or Moderate Levels of Teicoplanin Resistance in Korea. / Eom, Joong Sik; Hwang, In Sook; Hwang, Byung Yoen; Lee, Jae Gab; Lee, Yeon Joo; Cheong, Hee-Jin; Park, Yong Ho; Park, Seung Chul; Kim, Woo Joo.

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 42, No. 4, 01.04.2004, p. 1785-1786.

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Eom, Joong Sik ; Hwang, In Sook ; Hwang, Byung Yoen ; Lee, Jae Gab ; Lee, Yeon Joo ; Cheong, Hee-Jin ; Park, Yong Ho ; Park, Seung Chul ; Kim, Woo Joo. / Emergence of vanA Genotype Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci with Low or Moderate Levels of Teicoplanin Resistance in Korea. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2004 ; Vol. 42, No. 4. pp. 1785-1786.
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