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Korean J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Oct;11(2):71-77. Korean. Review.
Lee WG .
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

Since vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) were first isolated in Europe, rates of VRE colonization and infection have risen steadily. Today VRE have emerged as important nosocomial pathogens worldwide; hence, it is crucial to understand the underlying mechanism in the spreading of VRE. This article reviews the mechanism of resistance to vancomycin and global epidemiology of VRE, as well as the current molecular techniques that are being applied to the epidemiological studies of VRE.

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