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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Apr;29(4):379-81. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181c806d8.

Multidrug-resistant Enterococcus faecium meningitis in a toddler: characterization of the organism and successful treatment with intraventricular daptomycin and intravenous tigecycline.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle WA 98105, USA.


A case of enterococcal meningitis in a toddler is presented. The organism was highly resistant to all drugs previously used for pediatric Gram-positive meningitis. She was successfully treated with intraventricular and intravenous daptomycin and intravenous tigecycline. The organism was characterized as a member of CC17, a notorious emerging nosocomial clone of Enterococcus faecium.

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