Sequence analysis of Enterococcus faecium strain 10/96A (VanD4), the original vancomycin-resistant E. faecium strain in Brazil

Ilana L.B.C. Camargo, Libera M. Dalla Costa, Neil Woodford, Michael S. Gilmore, Ana L.C. Darini*

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    Abstract

    Enterococcus faecium strain 10/96A (VanD4) was the first vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) isolated in Brazil. Subsequent Brazilian VRE strains have all had the VanA phenotype. Multilocus sequence typing showed that strain 10/96A was isolated sporadically, has a unique sequence type (ST 281), and was not the progenitor of the VRE strains isolated from hospital outbreaks in Brazil.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2635-2637
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume44
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

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