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Table 7 Phenotypic detection of virulence factors in Enterococcus species

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

Virulencefactors E. faecalis (n = 69) No. (%) E. faecium (n = 10) No. (%) Other spp.(n = 21)No. (%) P value Total(n = 100)No. (%)
Cytolytic activity 32 (46.4) 0 3 (14.3) 0.001* 35 (35)
Gelatinase activity 18 (26.1) 0 7 (33.3) 0.107 25 (25)
Hemagglutination 55 (79.7) 7 (70) 13 (61.9) 0.245 75 (75)
Biofilm formation 62 (89.8) 2 (20) 10 (47.6) 0.000* 74 (74)
  1. Fisher s Exact test was used to determine the statistical significance of the data
  2. *P value of < 0.05 was considered significant