International Journal of Innovative Medicine and Health Science, Vol. 4, 2015, 24-32
Niharika Lall, Silpi Basak
Enterococcus species were considered as harmless commensals for many years. But today they have become one of the most common nosocomial pathogens. This review highlights the need for a greater understanding of this genus, including its ecology, virulence factors and epidemiology, to justify this dramatic change.
Key Words: Enterococci, Virulence factors, Antibiotic Resistance, Nosocomial Pathogen