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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 340--343

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium: Report of two cases

S Ahuja, A Pandey, AK Asthana, K Chauhan, Ritika, M Madan 
 Post Graduate Department of Microbiology, Subharti Medical College, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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A Pandey
Post Graduate Department of Microbiology, Subharti Medical College, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
India

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), especially Enterococcus faecium has emerged as an important nososcomial pathogen and represents a serious threat to patients with impaired host defense. Early detection of patients colonised or infected with VRE is an essential component of any hospital program designed to prevent nosocomial transmission of this organism. The authors report two cases of VRE isolated from blood and surgical site pus of two neonates admitted in the same neonatal unit, highlighting that early detection, prompt and appropriate infection control measures were keys to successful containment of this dreaded pathogen.

How to cite this article:
Ahuja S, Pandey A, Asthana A K, Chauhan K, Ritika, Madan M. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium: Report of two cases.Indian J Med Microbiol 2014;32:340-343

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Ahuja S, Pandey A, Asthana A K, Chauhan K, Ritika, Madan M. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium: Report of two cases. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Dec 2 ];32:340-343
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