Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infections

Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus Infections is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) infection should be distinguished from colonization. Most VRE-related lower UTIs can be treated with nitrofurantoin, ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, or other agents that achieve high urinary concentrations. Contact precautions are indicated. Eradication of enteric VRE colonization has been attempted without success.

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