Assessment of Tedizolid In Vitro Activity and Resistance Mechanisms against a Collection of Enterococcus spp. Causing Invasive Infections, Including Isolates Requiring an Optimized Dosing Strategy for Daptomycin from U.S. and European Medical Centers, 2016 to 2018

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 Mar 24;64(4):e00175-20. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00175-20. Print 2020 Mar 24.


High-level aminoglycoside resistance was noted in 30.0% of Enterococcus faecalis and 25.2% of Enterococcus faecium isolates. Only 3.3% and 2.1% of E. faecalis isolates had elevated daptomycin MIC (≥2 mg/liter) and vancomycin resistance, respectively. In contrast, 37.4% to 40.3% of E. faecium isolates exhibited these phenotypes. Tedizolid inhibited 98.9% to 100.0% of enterococci causing serious invasive infections, including resistant subsets. Oxazolidinone resistance was mainly driven by G2576T; however, optrA and poxtA genes were also detected, including poxtA in the United States and Turkey.

PMID:32015026 | PMC:PMC7179311 | DOI:10.1128/AAC.00175-20