Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium endocarditis in a premature infant successfully treated with linezolid

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Abstract

A 4 1/2-month-old, 26-week premature infant with multiple complications of prematurity required a central venous catheter for venous access and antibiotic treatment of bacterial nosocomial infections. He developed tricuspid valve endocarditis with vegetation caused by Enterococcus faecium resistant to ampicillin, vancomycin and quinupristin-dalfopristin but susceptible to linezolid. He was successfully treated with linezolid intravenously (7 weeks) and then orally (2 weeks).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1101-1103
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Linezolid
  • Neonate
  • Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus

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