Catheter-Related Septicemia Gaused By A Vancomycin-Resistant Coryneform Cdc Group A-5

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A case of catheter-related septicemia, due to Coryneform CDC group A-5, in an 11 yr old boy with acute myelomonocytic leukemia is discussed. The child failed to respond to initial antibiotic therapy, even following the addition of vancomycin. Laboratory studies later showed the organism to be vancomycin resistant but cefotaxime susceptible.

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