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en·ter·o·coc·cus

 (ĕn′tə-rō-kŏk′əs)
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.
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enterococcus

(ˌɛntərəʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒkaɪ; US -ˈkɒksaɪ)
(Physiology) any of several streptococcus species present in the intestine
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entérocoque

en·ter·o·coc·cus

n. enterococo, clase de estreptococo que se aloja en el intestino humano.
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enterococcus

n (pl -ci) enterococo; vancomycin-resistant — enterococo resistente a (la) vancomicina
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[10] Besides, haemolytic streptococci, Enterococcus spp.
(9) Multiplex PCR using specific ddl E.faecalis and ddl E.faecium genes was performed to identify both Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium respectively.
The present study aimed to investigate the occurrence of aminoglycoside resistance and the prevalence of the resistance-modifying enzyme genes ant(3")-III, ant(6')-Ia, aac(6')-Ie-aph(2")-Ia, and aph(2')-Id in Enterococcus strains isolated from 2 hospitals in Kermanshah Province (Imam Khomeini and Imam Reza Kermanshah), west of Iran.
Some hospital bacteria growing 'tolerant' to sanitisersSome hospital superbugs are growing increasingly tolerant to alcohol-based disinfectants found in hand washes and sanitisers, allowing increasing infections to take hold, a study has warned.Researchers have noticed a rise in Enterococcus faecium, a bacteria that lives in the gut and can be spread via catheters, ventilators or central lines in hospitals.
Various enterococcal species have been identified, but the major two which cause human diseases are enterococcus faecalis and enterococcus faecium.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A toxin much like the one that causes botulism has unexpectedly turned up in a completely different type of bacteria - Enterococcus. Where it came from is unclear, but the finding is concerning because enterococci have lately become a leading cause of multi-drug-resistant infections, especially in health care settings.
Previously, it is considered as bacteria of minimal clinical impact, particularly Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis, and has now emerged as one of the major causes of human clinical infections [2].
The American Heart Association adult infective endocarditis guidelines currently recommend a combination of ampicillin plus ceftriaxone for HLAR Enterococcus infections, as evidence of synergy with this combination continues to grow [1].