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n. pl. en·ter·o·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
A usually nonpathogenic streptococcus that inhabits the intestine.

en′ter·o·coc′cal adj.


(Physiology) relating to enterococci
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Klebsiella, Enterobacter and Serratia species in 3-11%, Pseudomonas aeruginosa in 3-7% and occasionally Staphylococcus aureus and streptococcal or enterococcal infection.
In our study, 63.4% of Enterococcal isolates were resistant to Ampicillin while 70.3% showed resistance against Erythromycin, 44.3% were resistant against high-level Gentamicin (HLG).
Vancomycin, a glycopeptide antibiotic, has been considered as a first line drug to treat serious gram-positive infections involving methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and enterococcal infections1.
The treatment of choice for serious enterococcal infections is an aminoglycoside in combination with a cell wall active agent.
Most diabetic foot infections (DFIs) present with a polybacterial etiology caused by enterococcal strains, which are part of the multifaceted diabetic foot infection.
(5) Common antibiotics such as glycopeptide antibiotics, beta-lactams, and aminoglycosides are utilized for the treatment of enterococcal infections.
The introduction of these sanitizers into hospitals led to reductions in staph infections in patients and certain kinds of drug-resistant bacteria, but there was a rise in enterococcal infections, NPR reported.
Study of enterococcal susceptibility patterns isolated from clinical specimens in Tabriz, Iran.
Various enterococcal species have been identified, but the major two which cause human diseases are enterococcus faecalis and enterococcus faecium.