High-level aminoglycoside-resistant enterococcus causing endocarditis successfully treated with a combination of ampicillin, imipenem and vancomycin

S J Antony, J Ladner, C W Stratton, F Raudales, S J Dummer
Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases 1997, 29 (6): 628-30
We describe a case of bacterial endocarditis caused by Enterococcus faecalis, which was highly resistant to aminoglycosides. The patient was successfully treated with a combination of ampicillin, imipenem and vancomycin. We believe this to be the first case in the literature to be treated successfully with this combination.

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