Vancomyicin Resistantent Enterococcus

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Vancomyicin Resistantent Enterococcus
Enteroccocci
is a bacterium that is present in the intestines of both men and women and in the genital tract of women. This bacterium is also common in the environment and can cause infections such as
vancomycin
-resistant
enterococci
(VRE).
Vancomycin
is an antibiotic that exasperates the infection rather than containing and eliminating it.
Vancomycin
use to be the best course of treatment for the infection but the infection has become resistant to the antibiotic. Antibiotics that work in treating VRE include penicillin,
cephalosporins
,
clindamycin
and
aminoglycosides
(“Information for the Public about VRE”, 2008).
VRE is most commonly found in hospitals, long-term care facilities and where people...
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