Successful treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus ventriculitis in a child

Successful treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus ventriculitis in a child

Autor Silva, Paulo Sérgio Lucas Da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Monteiro Neto, Henrique Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sejas, Lílian Márcia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Enterococci are an uncommon cause of CNS infection. A 20 month-old boy, diagnosed with hydrocephalus with ventriculoperitoneal shunt and history of lengthy hospitalization and use of wide spectrum antibiotics, was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit diagnosed with ventriculitis. On the 14th day of empirical antibiotic therapy (vancomycin and meropenem) the child presented fever while the CSF sample culture evidenced vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. The patient received intravenous linezolid achieving cerebrospinal fluid sterilization. Conclusion: Intravenous linezolid appears to be a safe and effective therapy for vancomycin-resistant enterococcus ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection.
Assunto Vancomycin
resistance
treatment
Idioma Inglês
Data 2007-04-01
Publicado em Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 11, n. 2, p. 297-299, 2007.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Editor Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extensão 297-299
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702007000200027
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
SciELO S1413-86702007000200027 (estatísticas na SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/3670

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