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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.
Various enterococcal species have been identified, but the major two which cause human diseases are enterococcus faecalis and enterococcus faecium.