ESKAPE summary - Enterococcus faecium Gram-positive...

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Enterococcus faecium Staphylococcus aureus Klebsiella pneumoniae Acinetobacter baumanii Pseudomonas aeruginosa Enterobacter spp. Gram-positive, facultative anaerobic, opportunistic pathogen “triple threat” pathogen Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) 5 main types of resistance Van A-E VRE exhibits a genetic “pathogenicity island” ESP expression in E. faecium is regulated by temperature Skin microbiota, common in moist areas Prominent wound pathogen, capable of both acute and chronic Formation of biofilm Intermittent (harbor S. aureus irregularly) and persistent carriers (almost always carry a single strain) First microorganism to be shown growing as a biofilm Leading cause of chronic infection following the insertion of implanted medical devices Exotoxin TSST-1 can cause toxic shock syndrome Methicilline-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) Staphylotoxin – responsible for golden yellow color, an antioxidant and acts as a virulence factor
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  • Summer '16
  • Bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, opportunistic pathogen, Enterococcus faecium

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