Successful treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus ventriculitis in a child

Successful treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus ventriculitis in a child

Author Silva, Paulo Sérgio Lucas da Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Monteiro Neto, Henrique Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sejas, Lílian Márcia Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract 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.
Keywords Vancomycin
Language English
Date 2007-04-01
Published in Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 11, n. 2, p. 297-299, 2007.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extent 297-299
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000254388400027
SciELO ID S1413-86702007000200027 (statistics in SciELO)

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