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Linezolid Treatment for Osteomyelitis Due to Vancomycin-Resistant <i>Enterococcus faecium</i>

Till Michele, Richard L. Wixson and Peter E. Pertel

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 34, issue 10, pages 1412-1414
Published in print May 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/340265
Linezolid Treatment for Osteomyelitis Due to Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium

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The incidence of nosocomial infections caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococci has risen substantially during the past 15 years. We report the use of linezolid for the successful treatment of hip prosthesis infection associated with osteomyelitis due to vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.

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

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