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Volume 13, Number 5—May 2007

Letter

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci, Mexico City

Jennifer Cuellar-Rodríguez*, Arturo Galindo-Fraga*, Víctor Guevara*, Carolina Pérez-Jiménez*, Luis Espinosa-Aguilar*, Ana Lilia Rolón*, Araceli Hernández-Cruz*, Esaú López-Jácome*, Miriam Bobadilla-del-Valle*, Areli Martínez-Gamboa*, Alfredo Ponce-de-León*, and Jose Sifuentes-Osornio*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico;

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Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) banding patterns of chromosomal DNA of 26 isolates of vancomycin-resistant enterococci. There is a clear predominant type, classified as type A (≥80% similarity), composed of 18 isolates of Enterococcus faecium. There are at least 3 subtypes that display a 100% similarity.

Figure. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) banding patterns of chromosomal DNA of 26 isolates of vancomycin-resistant enterococci. There is a clear predominant type, classified as type A (≥80% similarity), composed of 18 isolates of Enterococcus faecium. There are at least 3 subtypes that display a 100% similarity.

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