High rate of resistance to quinupristin-dalfopristin in Enterococcus faecium clinical isolates from Korea

Won Sup Oh, Kwan Soo Ko, Jae Hoon Song, Mi Young Lee, Sulhee Park, Kyong Ran Peck, Nam Yong Lee, Choon Kwan Kim, Hyuck Lee, Shin Woo Kim, Hyun Ha Chang, Yeon Sook Kim, Sook In Jung, Jun Seong Son, Joon Sup Yeom, Hyun Kyun Ki, Gun Jo Woo

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Abstract

We tested the in vitro susceptibilities of 603 enterococcal isolates from eight tertiary-care hospitals in Korea. The quinupristin-dalfopristin resistance rate in Enterococcus faecium was very high (25 isolates, 10.0%). It was suggested that both clonal spread and the sporadic emergence of quinupristin-dalfopristin-resistant isolates may explain the high prevalence of quinupristin-dalfopristin resistance in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5176-5178
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume49
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Oh, W. S., Ko, K. S., Song, J. H., Lee, M. Y., Park, S., Peck, K. R., Lee, N. Y., Kim, C. K., Lee, H., Kim, S. W., Chang, H. H., Kim, Y. S., Jung, S. I., Son, J. S., Yeom, J. S., Ki, H. K., & Woo, G. J. (2005). High rate of resistance to quinupristin-dalfopristin in Enterococcus faecium clinical isolates from Korea. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 49(12), 5176-5178. https://doi.org/10.1128/AAC.49.12.5176-5178.2005