Journal Article

Linezolid-Resistant, Vancomycin-Resistant <i>Enterococcus faecium</i> Infection in Patients without Prior Exposure to Linezolid

Sibtain Rahim, Satish K. Pillai, Howard S. Gold, Lata Venkataraman, Kenneth Inglima and Robert A. Press

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 11, pages e146-e148
Published in print June 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/374929
Linezolid-Resistant, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Infection in Patients without Prior Exposure to Linezolid

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We describe 2 patients without prior exposure to linezolid who were infected with closely related strains of linezolid- and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (LRVREF) that may have been hospital acquired. Polymerase chain reaction amplification of the domain V region of the 23S ribosomal RNA gene demonstrated the presence of the G2576U mutation previously reported to be associated with linezolid resistance. Nosocomial transmission of LRVREF is an ominous sign and underscores the importance of meticulous infection-control measures.

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

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