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Vancomycin-Resistant <i>Enterococcus faecium</i> Meningitis Successfully Managed with Linezolid: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Cosmina Zeana, Christine J. Kubin, Phyllis Della-Latta and Scott M. Hammer

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 4, pages 477-482
Published in print August 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/321896
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Meningitis Successfully Managed with Linezolid: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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Enterococci cause serious illness in immunocompromised patients and severely ill, hospitalized patients. Resistance to vancomycin has increased in frequency during the past few years. Limited therapeutic options are available for vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections and the optimum therapy has not been established. We report a case of nosocomial vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium meningitis in the setting of hyperinfection with Strongyloides stercoralis that was successfully treated with linezolid. We also review the previously reported cases of vancomycin-resistant E. faecium meningitis.

Journal Article.  2875 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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