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Vancomycin resistant Enterococci causing serious outcome
Poster Title: Vancomycin resistant Enterococci causing serious outcome
Submitted on 13 Oct 2020
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Abstract: Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is becoming
an emerging threat and topic of discussion
in the current scenario. In this particular
case study, a young female with type 1
diabetes admitted for Diabetic Ketoacidosis
developed Sepsis. During the medication
period, patient is given the magic drug
Vancomycin with few other antibiotics to
treat Sepsis. Few days later, patient
progressed to severe Sepsis which
ultimately lead to septic shock followed by
death. The isolate from blood culture
identified to be Vancomycin resistant
Enterococcus faecium. Ironically stating,
despite the magic drug Vancomycin given to
treat severe Sepsis turned to have no effect
due to resistant pathogenic strains.
Summary: Despite being treated with these antibiotics,
it could not help in the survival of the patient due to
resistant pathogenic strains.
References: 1. “Update on 2004 background paper” written by Per
Nordberg, Dominique, L. Monnet, Otto Cars.
2. “Background paper 6.1 Antimicrobial resistance” by
Emma M.Lodato, Boston University and Warren
Kaplen, Ph.D, JD, MPH, Boston.
3. World Health Organization (WHO). Antimicrobial
resistance; no action today, no cure tomorrow
(webpage); WHO Press:7 April 2011 (cited 20 July 2012)
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