Life-Threatening Infection Caused by Daptomycin-Resistant Corynebacterium jeikeium in a Neutropenic Patient
C. Schoen, C. Unzicker, G. Stuhler, J. Elias, H. Einsele, G. Grigoleit, M. Abele-Horn, and S. Mielke.
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 47 (7): 2328--2331 (July 2009)PMID: 19420177.

Daptomycin is a novel lipopeptide antibiotic agent approved for the treatment of gram-positive life-threatening infections. Here we report, for the first time, the isolation of a highly daptomycin-resistant strain of Corynebacterium jeikeium causing a life-threatening infection in a neutropenic patient undergoing cord blood transplantation for secondary acute myeloid leukemia.
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