Multiple-Drug Resistant Enterococci: The Nature of the Problem and an Agenda for the Future
Figure 3. Cytolysin favors the appearance of circulating enterococci. In this experiment, 107 CFU of E. faecalis, either cytolytic FA2-2(pAM714) (60) or noncytolytic FA2-2(pAM771) (64), were intraperitoneally injected (45) into groups of five BalbC mice. Viable bacteria in liver, spleen, and the bloodstream were enumerated 48 hrs following injection, and significance assessed by Student's t-test. (P. Coburn, L.E. Hancock, and M.S. Gilmore, in preparation).