An old antibiotic for a new multiple-resistant Enterococcus faecium?

Francisco Moreno, James H. Jorgensen, Marc H. Weiner

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Abstract

Enterococci have become an important cause of nosocomial infections and may demonstrate high-level resistance to multiple antibiotics. We present the case of a 68-year-old man with a history of small cell lung cancer, who developed bacteremia due to a strain of Enterococcus faecium. The isolate was resistant to multiple antibiotics including vancomycin, ampicillin, aminoglycosides, quinolones, and macrolides. The patient was successfully treated with doxycycline and removal of an infected central venous catheter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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