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Table 5 Frequency of virulence genes among Enterococcus species

From: High incidence of virulence determinants, aminoglycoside and vancomycin resistance in enterococci isolated from hospitalized patients in Northwest Iran

virulencegenes E. faecalis(n = 69) E. faecium(n = 10) P value Total(n = 79)
PAI 31 (44.9) 5 (50) 0.488 36 (45.5)
sprE 30 (43.4) 3 (30) 0.142 33 (41.7)
ace 62 (89.8) 8 (80) 0.001* 70 (88.6)
gelE 17 (24.6) 0 0.063 17 (21.5)
hyl 2 (2.8) 1 (10) 0.337 3 (3.8)
cylA 25 (36.2) 0 0.017* 25 (31.6)
esp 50 (72.4) 3 (30) 0.012* 53 (67.1)
  1. Fisher s Exact test was used to determine the statistical significance of the data
  2. *P value of < 0.05 was considered significant