Clearance of infant vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium carriage after a neonatal inpatient outbreak

David M. Lister, Kenneth Tan, Elizabeth Carse, Rhonda L. Stuart

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Abstract

A follow-up cohort study was undertaken to document clearance of fecal vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium carriage in 19 infants colonized during a hospital outbreak. By the conclusion of the 14-month study period, all participants had returned terminal negative fecal specimens, supporting the hypothesis that carriage is transient in this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1172-1173
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume44
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Colonization
  • Multi-resistant organisms
  • Neonates

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