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Persistent Staphylococcus capitis septicemia in a preterm infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16804442     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A preterm infant had persistent Staphylococcus capitis septicemia with 11 consecutive positive blood cultures over a period of 33 days. The clinical evidence suggested that the source of infection probably originated from the gastrointestinal tract. The combination of rifampin and linezolid treatment, together with prolonged stoppage of enteral feeding, successfully terminated the infection. Rifampin and linezolid should be considered as alternative antimicrobial agents when glycopeptides fail to eradicate Gram-positive pathogens from the host.
Pak C Ng; Viola C Y Chow; Cheuk H Lee; Julia M L Ling; Hiu L Wong; Raphael C Y Chan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Pediatric infectious disease journal     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0891-3668     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J.     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-28     Completed Date:  2006-08-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701858     Medline TA:  Pediatr Infect Dis J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  652-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Acetamides / therapeutic use
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use*
Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology
Infant, Newborn
Oxazolidinones / therapeutic use
Rifampin / therapeutic use
Sepsis / drug therapy*,  microbiology
Staphylococcal Infections / drug therapy*,  microbiology
Staphylococcus / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acetamides; 0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Oxazolidinones; 13292-46-1/Rifampin; 165800-03-3/linezolid

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