Linezolid-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis Isolated from a Cord Blood Transplant Recipient

Imad Dibo, Satish K. Pillai, Howard S. Gold, Maria R. Baer, Meir Wetzler, James L. Slack, Peggy A. Hazamy, Donna Ball, Chiu Bin Hsiao, Philip L. McCarthy, Brahm H. Segall

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Abstract

We report a linezolid-resistant Enterococcusfaecalis infection in a cord blood stem cell transplant recipient previously treated with linezolid for bloodstream infections by vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Sequencing showed a G2576U mutation in the 23S rRNA gene. Because of the important niche of linezolid in cancer treatment, linezolid-resistant E. faecalis is noteworthy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1843-1845
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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