Abeera Ahmed, Luqman Satti, Gohar Zaman, Adeel Gardezi, Nargis Sabir, Mohammed Tahir Khadim.
Catheter related recurrent blood stream infection caused by linezolid-resistant, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus; an emerging super bug.
J Pak Med Assoc Jan ;69(2):261-3.

A 61 year male, admitted in Combined Military Hospital Rawlpindi on 12th March 2017, operated for diverticulitis became colonized with Staphylococcus haemolyticus. Patient suffered repeated septic episodes caused by the same organism during his stay in hospital. The strain was identified as methicillin resistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus (MRSH) also resistant to Linezolid by analytical profile index for Staphylococcus (API Staph) and VITEK 2 Gram positive cocci panel. The isolate was cultured from blood cultures, Central Venous Catheter (CVC) tip and skin swabs. Patient was successfully treated with injectable vancomycin and skin decolonization was acheived with chlorhexidine bath after which no episode of MRSH infection occurred. Patient had an uneventful recovery and was discharged on 21st June. His follow up visit showed clinical improvement.

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