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Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium osteomyelitis: successful treatment with quinupristin-dalfopristin.

Author(s): Summers M, Misenhimer GR, Antony SJ

Affiliation(s): El Paso Cancer Treatment Center, Tex 79915, USA.

Publication date & source: 2001-03, South Med J., 94(3):353-5.

Publication type: Case Reports

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) have recently emerged as an increasing concern in the management of severe infections. Treatment of these life-threatening infections has been limited to quinupristin-dalfopristin and, more recently, linezolid therapy. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium vertebral osteomyelitis treated successfully with quinupristin-dalfopristin. We review the recent epidemiology of VRE and briefly outline the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of quinupristin-dalfopristin.

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