Successful treatment of persistent bacteremia due to vancomycin-resistant, ampicillin-resistant Enterococcus faecium.


Emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci has become an increasing problem in many medical centers. We report a liver transplant recipient with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium bacteremia who was successfully treated using very high dose continuous infusion ampicillin/sulbactam, plus gentamicin after he remained bacteremic on high dose… (More)