Virulence and Antimicrobial Resistance in Enterococci Isolated from Urinary Tract Infections

Yaeghob Sharifi, Alka Hasani, Reza Ghotaslou, Behrouz Naghili, Mohammad Aghazadeh, Mortaza Milani & Ahad Bazmani
Purpose: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common nosocomial infection among hospitalized patients. Meanwhile, most frequent infections involving enterococci affect the urinary tract. The aims of this study were to investigate the susceptibility pattern of isolated enterococci from UTI and the prevalence of virulence genes. Methods: The study used enterococci isolated from urinary tract infections obtained from 3 university teaching hospitals in Northwest Iran. The antimicrobial susceptibility of the strains was determined using the...