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A streptococcus of a group that occurs naturally in the intestine but causes inflammation and blood infection if introduced elsewhere in the body (e.g. by injury or surgery).
- ‘It has been approved for certain gram-positive infections including certain drug-resistant enterococcus, staphylococcus, and pneumococcus strains.’
- ‘Streptococci and enterococci are the most frequent pathogens causing infective endocarditis.’
- ‘The results of this study suggest that hospital fabrics such as drapes, scrub attire, and personal clothing may act as a repository for enterococci and staphylococci.’
- ‘Based on the first reports of resistant strains of streptococci and enterococci, we predicted that these bacteria would also become significant medical problems in future.’
- ‘They concluded that staphylococci and enterococci can survive for extended periods of time on materials commonly worn by health care workers.’
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