Failure of vancomycin treatment for meningitis caused by vancomycin-susceptible Enterococcus faecium

Ellen C. van Overbeek*, Rob Janknegt, Hans W. M. Ter Berg, Janetta Top, Esther Sportel, Edou R. Heddema

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    This case report describes a nosocomial vancomycin-sensitive Enterococcus faecium meningitis with poor response to vancomycin. E. faecium infections continue to represent a therapeutic challenge in Europe, even in countries where vancomycin resistance is still rare. In the case of vancomycin-sensitive E. faecium meningitis, intravenous chloramphenicol should be considered as a treatment option.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)794-796
    Number of pages3
    JournalScandinavian journal of infectious diseases
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - Oct-2010



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