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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-51

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium causing perinephric abscess

Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Priyanka Raveendranadhan Nair
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.184759

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An 8-month-old infant presented with history of recurrent urinary tract infection and was found to have a perinephric abscess on investigation. Enterococcus faecium resistant to Vancomycin and sensitive to Linezolid was obtained from the baby's urine and perinephric collection. The patient was treated successfully with Linezolid. This case report describes the emergence of Vancomycin-resistant enterococc in this hospital.

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