Fatal vancomycin- and linezolid-resistant Enterococcus faecium sepsis in a child undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation for beta-thalassaemia major

Marco Fossati, Barbara Cappelli, Erika Biral, Robert Chiesa, Alessandra Biffi, Cristina Ossi, Matteo Moro, Daniela Maria Cirillo, Massimo Clementi, Clara Soliman, Fabio Ciceri, Maria Grazia Roncarolo, Luca Fumagalli, Sarah Marktel

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Abstract

Recently vancomycin-resistant and sporadically linezolid-resistant Enterococcus species have been described in adults. We report what we believe to be the first case of a child with prolonged bone marrow aplasia following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation developing a fatal sepsis caused by Enterococcus faecium resistant to glycopeptides and linezolid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-842
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Volume59
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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