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Korean J Infect Dis. 2002 Feb;34(1):69-72. Korean. Case Report.
Kim SY , Kang SJ , Lee SO , Lee WG , Park YJ , Kim BK .
Department of Clinical Pathology , College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Clinical Pathology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

The isolation of clinical strains of enterococci requiring vancomycin for growth has been reported, but transient strain has not been reported. Transient glycopeptide-dependent Enterococcus f aecium was isolated from the blood of a 59-year-old female with advanced rectal carcinoma during long term broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy. This strain showed transient glycopeptide dependency, but glycopeptide-resistant revertants were found on subculture to blood agar without vancomycin. It was found to be the vanA genotype by the polymerase chain reaction analysis.

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