A newly described vancomycin-resistant ST412 Enterococcus faecium predominant in Greek hospitals

  • A. Damani
  • D. Klapsa
  • M. Panopoulou
  • I. Spiliopoulou
  • K. Pantelidi
  • E. Malli
  • F. Kolonitsiou
  • S. Grapsa
  • E. Alepopoulou
  • F. Frantzidou
  • E. Vlahaki
  • C. Koutsia-Carouzou
  • H. Malamou-Lada
  • L. Zerva
  • S. Kartali-Ktenidou
  • E. D. Anastassiou
  • A. N. Maniatis
  • E. Petinaki
Brief Report

Abstract

A total of 359 vancomycin-resistant enterococci (344 Enterococcus faecium and 15 E. faecalis) collected during 2007 from eight tertiary-care hospitals in Greece were analysed for genotypic characteristics. Four common clones, ST412, ST203, ST16 and ST17, were identified among E. faecium and one clone, ST28, among E. faecalis strains.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Damani
    • 1
  • D. Klapsa
    • 1
  • M. Panopoulou
    • 2
  • I. Spiliopoulou
    • 3
  • K. Pantelidi
    • 1
  • E. Malli
    • 1
  • F. Kolonitsiou
    • 3
  • S. Grapsa
    • 2
  • E. Alepopoulou
    • 2
  • F. Frantzidou
    • 4
  • E. Vlahaki
    • 5
  • C. Koutsia-Carouzou
    • 6
  • H. Malamou-Lada
    • 7
  • L. Zerva
    • 8
  • S. Kartali-Ktenidou
    • 2
  • E. D. Anastassiou
    • 3
  • A. N. Maniatis
    • 9
  • E. Petinaki
    • 1
    • 9
  1. 1.Department of Molecular MicrobiologyInstitute of Biomedical Research and TechnologyLarissaGreece
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity Hospital of AlexandroupolisAlexandroupolisGreece
  3. 3.Department of Microbiology, School of MedicineUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece
  4. 4.Department of MicrobiologyAHEPA University HospitalThessalonikiGreece
  5. 5.Department of MicrobiologyGeneral Hospital of VolosVolosGreece
  6. 6.Department of MicrobiologyGeneral Hospital “Asclepeion”Voula, AthensGreece
  7. 7.Department of MicrobiologyGeneral Hospital “Georgios Genimatas”AthensGreece
  8. 8.Department of MicrobiologyATTIKON University General HospitalAthensGreece
  9. 9.Department of Microbiology, Medical SchoolUniversity Hospital of LarissaLarissaGreece

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