Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus bacteremia in a child with acute myeloid leukemia: Successful treatment with daptomycin


Buyukcam A. , Oncel E. K. , ÖZSÜREKCİ Y. , CENGİZ A. B. , KUŞKONMAZ B. B. , SANCAK B.

ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA, cilt.114, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 114 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5546/aap.2016.eng.e432
  • Dergi Adı: ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA

Özet

Multiple-drug-resistant enterococcal infections can be a serious problem in pediatric patients particularly concomitance with severe underlying diseases and lead to significant morbidity and mortality. The treatment options in children are limited compared with adults. We report a 3-year old-boy with acute myeloid leukemia (AML)-M7 and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus bacteremia successfully treated with daptomycin. Daptomycin may be an alternative therapy for VRE infections in children; more studies are needed for extended usage.