Invasive infections due to vancomycin-resistant enterococci
Synonyms: Invasive infections due to VRE
A rare bacterial infectious disease characterized by invasive infection with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) typically after VRE colonization of the gastrointestinal tract or the skin in healthcare settings. Invasive infection most commonly occurs in immunocompromised individuals and patients with breaches in normal defensive barriers (such as intravascular lines or urinary catheters). Patients may develop urinary tract infection bacteremia and endocarditis as well as infections of the abdomen pelvis biliary tract and wounds. Less frequent infection sites include the bone joints and meninges among others.
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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version December 2023
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