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Intrinsic and acquired antimicrobial drug resistance in enterococcia

Intrinsic resistance
 β-Lactams (particularly cephalosporins and penicillinase-resistant penicillins)
 Low concentrations of aminoglycosides
 Clindamycin
 Fluoroquinolones
 Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
Acquired resistance
 High concentrations of β-lactams, through alteration of PBPs or production of β-lactamase
 High concentrations of aminoglycosides
 Glycopeptides (vancomycin, teicoplanin)
 Tetracycline
 Erythromycin
 Fluoroquinolones
 Rifampin
 Chloramphenicol
 Fusidic acid
 Nitrofurantoin