Investigation of mechanisms and molecular epidemiology of linezolid nonsusceptible Enterococcus faecalis isolated from a teaching hospital in China.

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Investigation of mechanisms and molecular epidemiology of linezolid nonsusceptible Enterococcus faecalis isolated from a teaching hospital in China.

J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2015 Jun 27;

Authors: Li B, Ma CL, Yu X, Sun Y, Li MM, Ye JZ, Zhang YP, Wu Q, Zhou TL

Abstract
The epidemiological and molecular characteristics of eight linezolid nonsusceptible Enterococcus faecalis isolated from a teaching hospital in China (January to July 2014) were investigated. The target site modifications and cfr gene associated with linezolid resistance were not found. Results of the epidemiological investigation indicated that linezolid resistance possibly occurred on several independent occasions and was often not related to linezolid administration.

PMID: 26210761 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]