Vancomycin-resistant enterococci infection and predisposing factors for infection and mortality in patients with acute leukaemia and febrile neutropenia.

Kirkizlar T., Akalin H., Kirkizlar O., Ozkalemkas F., Ozkocaman V., Kazak E., ...More

Leukemia research, vol.99, pp.106463, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.leukres.2020.106463
  • Journal Name: Leukemia research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.106463
  • Keywords: Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus, Acute leukaemia, febrile neutropenia, Risk factors, Daptomycin, Linezolid
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) is an infectious agent that can increase morbidity and mortality, especially in patients with neutropenia in haematology departments. We analysed VRE infections and mortality rates among VRE colonized patients with acute leukaemia, defined predisposing risk factors for infection and mortality, and investigated the influence of daptomycin or linezolid treatment on mortality.