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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79-82

Characterization, antibiotic susceptibility pattern and detection of beta-lactamases in Enterococci.

Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

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Shamala Devi P
Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

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One hundred strains of Enterococci obtained from various clinical specimens over a period of six months were speciated of which 56 were E. faecalis and 44 were E. faecium. Antimicrobial susceptibility pattern showed 90% of them were resistant to penicillin and 20% of them were resistant to vancomycin. Comparative evaluation of Beta-lactamase production by iodometric method and cloverleaf method showed that the latter was cost effective and easy to perform for routine use.

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