Comparison of Health Care-Associated Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis Bloodstream Infections

Alkan-Ceviker S., Gunal O., Koksal E., Aygun C., Kilic S. S.

KLIMIK JOURNAL, vol.33, no.1, pp.87-90, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/kd.2020.17
  • Journal Name: KLIMIK JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-90
  • Keywords: Enterococcus faecium, Enterococcus faecalis, blood-stream infections, health care-associated infections, CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS, RISK-FACTORS, ENDOCARDITIS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, BACTEREMIA, OUTCOMES
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


Objective: In recent years, the prevalence of health care-associated infections (HAIs) has increased as a result of the spread of invasive procedures and immunosuppressive therapies. Blood-stream infections (BSIs) are important causes of mortality and morbidity among HAIs and enterococci are among the most common organisms responsible for these infections The most frequent two species are Enterococcus faecium and E. faecalis causing BSIs due to enterococci. The aim of this study was to retrospectively investigate E. faecium and E. faecalis BSIs that developed in various clinics of Samsun Training and Research Hospital between January 2014 and November 2018.