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Relapse and reacquisition of rectal colonization by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium after decolonization.

Authors
Lee, WG; Park, IJ; Jin, HY; Park, MH
Citation
Epidemiology and infection, 138(10):1449-1453, 2010
Journal Title
Epidemiology and infection
ISSN
0950-26881469-4409
Abstract
To better understand the epidemiology of colonization of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), we performed an 8-year retrospective study of all hospitalized patients with recurrent VRE colonization after they were documented as being clear of VRE and compared the primary colonization isolates and recolonization isolates by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and Tn1546 typing. Review of the medical records of all patients showed that of the 15 patients with recurrent colonization, six continued to be hospitalized on the same floor. Five were discharged home and then readmitted. Four were moved to another floor. Patients who remained on the same floor were recolonized with a strain that was indistinguishable from the original colonizing strain. Patients who were moved or were discharged had de novo VRE colonization with strains distinct from the original colonizing strain.
MeSH terms
Bacterial Typing TechniquesCarrier State/*drug therapy/microbiologyCluster AnalysisDNA FingerprintingDNA Transposable ElementsDNA, Bacterial/geneticsElectrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-FieldEnterococcus faecium/classification/*drug effects/genetics/*isolation &Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections/*drug therapy/microbiologyHospitalsHumansKoreaMolecular EpidemiologyRecurrenceRetrospective Studies*Vancomycin Resistance
DOI
10.1017/S0950268810000038
PMID
20109265
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