Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis endocarditis: Linezolid failure and strain characterization of virulence factors

Constantine Tsigrelis, Kavindra V. Singh, Thais D. Coutinho, Barbara E. Murray, Larry M. Baddour

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis due to vancomycin-resistant (VR) Enterococcus faecalis has only rarely been reported. We report a case of VR E. faecalis endocarditis that failed to respond to linezolid therapy, outline the virulence traits of the isolate, and review previously published cases of VR E. faecalis endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-635
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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