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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3181e85dcc
Case Reports

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Meningitis Successfully Treated With Daptomycin in Combination With Doxycycline and Linezolid: Case Report

Lee, Dong Heun MD; Palermo, Brandon MD, MPH; Chowdhury, Mashiul MD

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Abstract

Enterococcus species are uncommon pathogens in acute bacterial meningitis. Various antibiotics have been used with different outcomes, but optimal therapy has yet to be established owing to the bacteriostatic properties of most agents and the difficulty achieving therapeutic drug concentrations in the central nervous system. We present a case of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) meningitis treated with daptomycin in combination with doxycycline and linezolid and review the previously reported cases.

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