Trabulsi, A.; Glover, A. M.; Reising, S. F.; Christie, Celia D.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Child Health
Absence of rectal colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci among high-risk pediatric patients
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Date of Publication
We prospectively surveyed for rectal colonization with vancomycin- resistant Enterococcus among 93 high-risk pediatric patients who were hospitalized at least 5 (median, 20) days. Fifty-two patients (56%) had enterococcal colonization; none had active infection with Enterococcus. All enterococci were vancomycin-susceptible (minimum inhibitory concentration < or =4 microg/mL). Associated exposures included recent antibiotics (50, 96%), surgical procedures (26, 58%), and immunosuppression (15, 29%).....