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2009 | 4 | 2 | 259-261
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A case report of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis colonization of a femoral wound in central europe

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Wound infection and colonization following cardiac surgery is well known but rarely caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). A case of femoral wound colonization by vanA carrying Enterococcus faecalis in a patient following mitral prolapse surgery is described in this report.
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4
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2
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259-261
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1 - 6 - 2009
online
27 - 3 - 2009
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