Prolonged linezolid use is associated with the development of linezolid-resistant Enterococcus faecium

Tiffeny T. Smith, Pranita D. Tamma, Tiffany B. Do, Kathryn E. Dzintars, Yuan Zhao, Sara E. Cosgrove, Edina Avdic

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Abstract

We assessed risk factors for and outcomes of linezolid-resistant vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (LRVREF) bacteremia over 7 years. Thirty-four LRVREF cases were matched to 68 linezolid-susceptible VREF controls. The odds of bacteremia with LRVREF increased by 7% for each additional day of prior linezolid exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2018

Keywords

  • Enterococcus faecium
  • Linezolid-resistant enterococci
  • VRE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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