Successful treatment of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium endocarditis with linezolid in a renal transplant recipient with human immunodeficiency virus infection

Sophia Archuleta, B. Murphy, M. J. Keller

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Abstract

Infections with vancomycin-resistant Enterococci cause significant morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients, including transplant recipients. We report the successful use of oral linezolid to treat a case of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium endocarditis in a renal transplant recipient with human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-119
Number of pages3
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Linezolid
  • Renal transplants
  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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