Vancomycin-Nonsusceptible Enterococci Mediated by vanC at a Large Children’s Hospital: Prevalence, Susceptibility, and Impact on Care of Enterococcal Bacteremia.

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Vancomycin-Nonsusceptible Enterococci Mediated by vanC at a Large Children's Hospital: Prevalence, Susceptibility, and Impact on Care of Enterococcal Bacteremia.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 May;7(5):ofaa160

Authors: Dodson DS, Dominguez SR, MacBrayne CE, Williams MC, Parker SK

Abstract
Enterococcus gallinarum and casseliflavus have inherent vancomycin resistance and, though known as pathogens, have not been well characterized in pediatric patients. We identified a significant prevalence of these enterococcal species among immunocompromised patients at a large pediatric institution and describe the impact on patient care, antibiotic stewardship, and infection control.

PMID: 32478121 [PubMed]