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Found Vancomycin resistant enterococcus 1 time.

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1. Vancomycin resistant enterococcus
A form of intestinal bacteria (formerly classed under streptococcus faecalis) which is not sensitive to the "big gun" antibiotic, vancomycin . This organism is usually only fatal in those who are, for reasons of age or infirmity, immunosuppressed. The pathology of the illness is exacerbated when hemosepsis (blood-stream infection) develops.