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Title: High rates of fecal carriage of nonenterococcal vanB in both children and adults.
Authors: Graham, M;Ballard, Susan A;Grabsch, Elizabeth A;Johnson, Paul D R;Grayson, M Lindsay
Affiliation: Infectious Diseases Department, Austin Health, Studley Rd., Heidelberg, VIC, Australia 3084.
Issue Date: 7-Jan-2008
Citation: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2008; 52(3): 1195-7
Abstract: We examined the rate of fecal carriage of vanB in the absence of cultivable vancomycin-resistant enterococci in three distinct populations (children, community adults, and hemodialysis patients). Nonenterococcal vanB carriage was similarly high in hemodialysis patients (45%) and community adults (63%; P = 0.066) and significantly more common among community adults than children (27%; P = 0.001).
Internal ID Number: 18180361
DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00531-07
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Bacteria, Anaerobic.genetics.isolation & purification
Bacterial Proteins.genetics
Carrier State.epidemiology.microbiology
Child, Preschool
DNA, Bacterial.analysis.isolation & purification
Gram-Positive Bacteria.genetics.isolation & purification
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections.epidemiology.microbiology
Middle Aged
Polymerase Chain Reaction.methods
Renal Dialysis
Vancomycin Resistance.genetics
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