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Vancomycin Tolerance in a Cancer Patient with a Gram Positive Bacterial Infection

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

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Description:

Patients with cancer may develop bacteremia or other infections with Gram positive bacteria. Vancomycin is a commonly used antibiotic because of its bactericidal activity. Safdar and Rolston identified cancer patients with infections caused by Gram positive bacteria that show tolerance to vancomycin.

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