Journal Article

Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Infection with Linezolid- and Vancomycin-Resistant <i>Enterococcus faecium</i>

Manjunath P. Pai, Keith A. Rodvold, Paul C. Schreckenberger, Ronald D. Gonzales, Jennifer M. Petrolatti and John P. Quinn

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 35, issue 10, pages 1269-1272
Published in print November 2002 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2002 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/344177
Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Infection with Linezolid- and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium

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This retrospective cohort study revealed that linezolid resistance in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium was dependent on prior linezolid exposure and duration of linezolid therapy. These strains of E. faecium were resistant to the entire class of oxazolidinones.

Journal Article.  2079 words.  Illustrated.

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

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