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, vol.114, no.6, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5546/aap.2016.eng.e432
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVOS ARGENTINOS DE PEDIATRIA

Abstract

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.