Two widely disseminated strains of Enterococcus faecalis highly resistant to gentamicin and ciprofloxacin from bacteraemias in the UK and Ireland

Neil Woodford, Rosy Reynolds, Jane Turton, Fiona Scott, Alistair Sinclair, Andrea Williams, David Livermore

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A strong association was observed between high-level resistance to ciprofloxacin and gentamicin for isolates of Enterococcus faecalis collected in the UK and Ireland as part of the BSAC Bacteraemia Resistance Surveillance Programme, 2001. Thus, 60 of 66 E. faecalis isolates with gentamicin MICs > or =512 mg/L were highly resistant to ciprofloxacin (MICs > or =32 mg/L), compared with only three of 83 E. faecalis isolates with normal gentamicin susceptibility (MICs
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-4
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003


  • Bacteremia
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Drug Resistance, Bacterial
  • Enterococcus faecalis
  • Gentamicins
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Ireland

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