Resistance to β-Lactams and Glycopeptides in Staphylococci and Streptococci (a review)

Ferenc Rozgonyi, Eszter Ostorházi, Csaba L. Maródi, Ágoston Ghidán

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Molecular mechanisms of the action of β-lactam and glycopeptide antibiotics, as well as genetic background and phenotipical features of the resistance of staphylococci, streptococci and enterococci to these antibiotics are reviewed. Furthermore, susceptibility patterns concerning β-lactam and glycopeptide drugs of staphylococcal, streptococcal, as well as enterococcal strains isolated from clinical specimens at the Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary between January 1997 and December 2000 are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-391
Number of pages33
JournalActa microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001



  • Enterococci
  • Glycopeptide resistance
  • Staphylococci
  • Streptococci
  • β-lactam resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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