Increasing Linezolid-resistant Enterococcus in a Children's Hospital

Bindiya Bagga, Steve Buckingham, Sandra Arnold, Amanda Nesbitt, Don Guimera, Kelley Lee

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Abstract

We report a reduction in susceptibility to linezolid among Enterococcus isolates (98% in 2007 vs. 46% in 2014) in parallel with a 5-fold increase in linezolid use. A direct association could not be established as the majority of patients with linezolid nonsusceptible isolates did not have prior linezolid exposure. Nosocomial transmission of the nonsusceptible isolates could certainly have contributed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Increasing Linezolid-resistant Enterococcus in a Children's Hospital. / Bagga, Bindiya; Buckingham, Steve; Arnold, Sandra; Nesbitt, Amanda; Guimera, Don; Lee, Kelley.

In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Vol. 37, No. 3, 01.03.2018, p. 242-244.

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Bagga, Bindiya ; Buckingham, Steve ; Arnold, Sandra ; Nesbitt, Amanda ; Guimera, Don ; Lee, Kelley. / Increasing Linezolid-resistant Enterococcus in a Children's Hospital. In: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 242-244.
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