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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND TROPICAL MEDICINE   JULY 2010 , Volume 15 , Number 49; Page(s) 11 To 16.
 
Paper: 

ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY PATTERN AMONG VANCOMYCIN RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCI ISOLATED FROM MEAT AND FECAL SAMPLES IN TEHRAN LIVESTOCK HUSBANDRIES

 
 
Author(s):  ARBABI L., VANDYOUDEFI J., BOUZARI M., RAHIMI F., RAHIMI FATEH*
 
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Abstract: 
Background and objectives: In addition to being a member of the normal gut flora of nearly all animal and human, Enterococci has the ability to cause a wide range of nosocomial infections.
According to transfer of resistant genes between bacteria and human, natural reservoir can affect the distribution of resistant species. The aim of the present study was to investigate and identify the prevalence of VRE within isolated Enterococci which was separated from number of Tehran Livestock husbandry unites.
Material and methods: 165 isolates of Enterococci were selected on Membrane Filter Enterococcus Selective Agar medium, supplemented with 2, 4 and 8
mg/ml vancomycin. and identified at the species level by the common biochemical tests and specific genus and species primers. The Antibiotic susceptibility was determined by disc diffusion method for 6 antibiotics.
MIC of vancomycin was also done using broth micro-dilution assay by CLSI recommendations.
Results: Results showed that 86, 57 and 22 isolates were E. faecium, E. faecalis and E. gallinarum respectively. 35, 27, 24, 15, 39, 39 of the isolates were resistant to vancomycin, tetracycline, gentamycin, chloramphenicol, ciprofloxacin and erythromycin respectively. MIC test of the 65 and 30% of the isolates were
³256 mg/ml and ³128 mg/ml respectively.
Conclusion: Although diversity of VRE isolates were restricted to 3 species, but E. faecium had high resistance to broad range of Antibiotics. Results of this study showed that more attention must be paid to the important role of livestock samples as a reservoir of resistance elements. Husbandry precise consideration must be given to sanitary and food industries.
 
Keyword(s): ENTEROCOCCUS, LIVESTOCK, TEHRAN
 
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