The Epidemiological and Molecular Characterization of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci Isolated from Rectal Swab Samples of Hospitalized Patients in Turkey


SAMASTI M. , Köksal Çakırlar F., Barış İ., Kavaklı H., Karakullukçu A., Sirekbasan S.

CLINICAL LABORATORY, cilt.60, ss.1807-1812, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7754/clin.lab.2014.131204
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL LABORATORY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1807-1812

Özet

Background: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are a serious problem all over the world. The present study was conducted to investigate antimicrobial resistance patterns, genotypes, clonal relationship, and virulence factors of VRE species isolated from rectal swab samples of hospitalized patients, patient's relatives, and medical staff at Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School hospital.