Enterococcus faecalis


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Enterococcus faecalis

a bacterial species found in human feces and in the intestines of many warm-blooded animals; occasionally found in urinary infections and in blood and heart lesions in cases of subacute endocarditis; a major cause of nosocomial infection, especially in association with gram-negative pathogens.

En·ter·o·coc·cus fae·ca·lis

(en'tĕr-ō-kok'ŭs fē-kā'lis)
A bacterial species found in human feces and in the intestines of many warm-blooded animals; occasionally found in urinary infections and in blood and heart lesions in subacute endocarditis; a major cause of nosocomial infection, especially in association with gram-negative pathogens.
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Comparison of antimicrobial resistance phenotypes and resistance genes in Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium from humans in the community, broilers, and pigs in Denmark.
9% of the following bacteria within two hours of exposure: MRSA, Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and E.
coli Enterococcus faecalis Agent Zone Diameter (mm) Zone Diameter (mm) Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 3 Trial 1 Trial 2 Streptomycin 16 18 16 0 0 Tetracyclin 22 24 22 24 24 Erythromycin 8 0 8 26 26 Oxacillin 0 0 0 8 8 Chloramphenicol 26 26 24 20 22 Penicillin 0 0 0 24 24 Ampicillin 8 8 8 28 28 Nalidixic acid 24 24 24 0 0 Gentamicin 22 22 22 12 12 Cephalothin 20 20 18 14 14 Nitrofurantoin 18 18 18 18 18 Triple sulfa 30 30 30 8 8 Vancomycin 0 0 0 20 22 Carbenicillin 8 8 8 26 26 Antimicrobial Antibiotic Resistance Agent (S/I/R) (a) E.
aureus and Escherichia coli harbouring reference plasmids pUC18 and RP4, and resistant R plasmids from clinical isolates of Enterococcus faecalis, Bacillus cereus, E.
She was told Ava had developed a bacterial infection called enterococcus faecalis which may have been passed on to her during her birth.
In particular, the common gut bacteria Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium were found to be frequently resistant to tetracycline, erythromycin, streptomycin, and kanamycin - common antibiotics used to treat human infections.
coli (38%), followed by Klebsiella species (22%), Enterococcus faecalis (8%) and Proteus species (7%).
Clinical Cure by Organism Ceftaroline Vanco/Az Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus 93% 95% MRSA 95% 95% MSSA 91% 95% Streptococcus pyogenes 100% 100% Streptococcus agalactiae 93% 100% Enterococcus faecalis 93% 92% Gram-negative Escherichia coli 90% 87% Klebsiella pneumoniae 91% 100% Proteus mirabilis 70% 90% Pseudomonas aeruginosa 100% 90% Note: Based on a study of 244 patients who received ceftaroline and 227 who received vancomycin/aztreonam (vanco/az).
Enterococcus faecalis is one of the myriad of bugs that inhabit the intestines.
These data are consistent with the results of other researchers who showed that the growth of Enterococcus faecalis strain ATI is inhibited at a pH of 4.