VRE


VRE

noun \ˌvē-ˌär-ˈē\

Definition of VRE

: any of various bacterial strains of the genus Enterococcus (as E. faecium and E. faecalis) that are resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin, occur as part of the normal flora especially of the gastrointestinal tract, and may cause serious infections (as of the urinary tract, blood, or surgical wounds) typically in immunocompromised individuals in a hospital setting

Origin of VRE

vancomycin-resistant enterococcus

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