Of 890 vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium isolates obtained by rectal screening from patients in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 4 had MICs >1,024 µg/mL for fosfomycin. These isolates had a Cys119Asp substitution in the active site of UDP-N-acetylglucosamine enolpyruvyl transferase. This substitution increased the fosfomycin MIC ≥4-fold and rendered this drug inactive in biochemical assays.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases