Vre screening: Surveillance data of 5 years

Sever C., Tosun A. I., GÜVEN Ö.

Acta Microbiologica Bulgarica, vol.34, no.1, pp.57-58, 2018 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: Acta Microbiologica Bulgarica
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.57-58
  • Keywords: Enterococci, Vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections, VRE
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the study was to investigate the status of intestinal colonization with VRE in patients admitted to Istanbul Medipol University Hospital in a 5-year period. VRE colonization was determined to be 3.19% in screened rectal swab specimens. The results indicate that there was an increase in 2016, since then VRE isolation rate has been in a decreasing trend.