Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

  • Medical Author:
    Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP

    Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP is the Chair of the Department of Medicine at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Indiana University.

  • Medical Author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD
    Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD

    Dr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, PhD, is a board certified Emergency Medicine doctor who currently practices as a consultant and staff member for hospitals. He has a PhD in Microbiology (UT at Austin), and the MD (Univ. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston). He is a Clinical Professor (retired) in the Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and has been the Chief of Emergency Medicine at UT Medical Branch and at UTHSCSA with over 250 publications.

  • Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

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Where can people find more information on vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infections?

"Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Healthcare Settings," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/organisms/vre/
vre.html

"Enterococcal Infections: Treatment & Medication," eMedicine.com
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/
216993-treatment

Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease

REFERENCES:

Fraser, Susan L. "Enterococcal Infections Treatment & Management." Medscape.com. Sept. 28, 2012. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/216993-treatment>.

Lin, M.Y., and M.K. Hayden. "Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus: Recognition and Prevention in Intensive Care Units." Crit Care Med. 38.8 Aug. 2010: S335-44.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) in Healthcare Settings." May 10, 2011. <http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/organisms/vre/vre.html#a1>.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/11/2015
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