Detection of vancomycin resistance among enterococcus faecalis isolated from dental caries population

Amurdhavani and Gopinath P

Vancomycin resistance among Enterococcus isolates is a major problem in most of the western world. Thus, our study is to find out the vancomycin resistant strains of E. faecalis from dental caries population.Using this method, all our isolates were found to be uniformly sensitive to vancomycin in a concentration of 6µg/ml, which indicates that there was no Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE).This indicates the promptness of agar screening method with vancomycin. Hence it can be concluded that this method may be included in the routine drug susceptibility pattern of Enterococci for the better treatment modalities.

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