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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 9
First page : ( 1393) Last page : ( 1396)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00268.7

Detection of Gelatinase and Haemolysin among clinical isolates of Enterococci

Nanda Kumar E1, Dr. Gopinath P2,*

1BDS 2nd year, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

2 Senior Lecturer, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: gopu.myco@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

Enterococci are normally considered as bacteria with low pathogenicity, which could cause infections in persons with immunodeficiency diseases. Conversely, enterococci have emerged as nosocomial pathogens and cause serious dreadful diseases in individuals with increasing antibiotic resistance. A sum of 20 clinical isolates of Enterococci spp were determined for antibiotic sensitivity pattern and detected for gelatinase and haemolysin production. We have observed multiple antibiotic resistant pattern to most of the drug used in this study and varied pattern of positivity for gelatinase and hemolysin. This indicates that the extracellular enzymes are playing a crucial role in causing infections in human beings.

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Keywords

Enterococci, antibiotic sensitivity test, gelatinase, haemolysin.

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