Vancomycin-resistant enterococci have emerged as important nosocomial pathogens and represent a serious threat to patients with impaired host defenses. We describe a patient with leukemia who developed prolonged colonization with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and ultimately died of sepsis due to this multidrug-resistant organism. This case report confirms that colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci may last indefinitely and that asymptomatic carriage can lead to invasive infection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Archives of Internal Medicine|
|State||Published - Jul 10 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine