Title

A case report on isolation of linezolid- and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus faecium species from cerebrospinal fluid of a patient suffering from ventriculoperitoneal shunt-associated meningitis

Document Type

Report

Department

Pathology and Microbiology; Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Abstract

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are one of the most common nosocomial infections. Linezolid has been used to treat such infections extensively. Over time there have been reports where linezolid resistance in enterococci has been documented. This is the first report from Pakistan where linezolid- and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium was isolated from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample from infected ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt.

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Publication

Cureus

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