Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis colonization during recovery from Neisseria meningitidis cerebrospinal meningitis: Case report

M. Knausz, B. Gartner, I. Fömötör, Á Ghidán, K. Kamotsay, F. Rozgonyi

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Abstract

A 19-year-old man had been admitted to the Hospital because of septic shock and large scale suffusions all over the body. The pathogen had proved to be Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C. In his stabilization period two superinfectious attacks arose. One of them was a bacteremia, caused by a vancomycin-sensitive Enterococcus faecium. The second was a wound infection in his deep colliquating necrotised tissue of the heel. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VREF) was isolated from this lesion with some Gram-negative oppurtunistic pathogens. The strain contained the vanA gene. After systemic and topical treatment, furthermore plastic surgical interventions the patient recovered. This is the second report on VREF from Hungary colonizing/infecting a patient with an underlying disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-457
Number of pages5
JournalActa Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
Volume50
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Neisseria meningitidis
Enterococcus faecalis
Meningitis
Serogroup C Neisseria meningitidis
Enterococcus faecium
Heel
Hungary
Wound Infection
Vancomycin
Septic Shock
Bacteremia
Genes
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Colonization
  • Enterococcus
  • Long hospitalization
  • Vancomycin resistance

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  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Microbiology

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Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis colonization during recovery from Neisseria meningitidis cerebrospinal meningitis : Case report. / Knausz, M.; Gartner, B.; Fömötör, I.; Ghidán, Á; Kamotsay, K.; Rozgonyi, F.

In: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2003, p. 453-457.

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