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SAMUDIO-DOMINGUEZ, Gloria Celeste  and  ORTIZ-CUQUEJO, Lidia María. Compassional use of Intraventricular Tigecycline in ventriculitis caused by Enterococcus faecium. Six pediatric cases. Infect. [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.3, pp.169-172. ISSN 0123-9392.


Tigecycline is a drug of restricted use in pediatrics. The use of this antibiotic intraventricularly is a decision of compassive use in cases of highly resistant bacteria, and in cases where there is no other alternative.

Clinical case:

We present six cases of patients with a diagnosis of ventriculitis caused by Enterococcus faecium, who received intraventricular tigecycline with successful microbiological evolution. The doses used intravenously and intraventricularly are discussed.


the use of this antibiotic intraventricularly can be a successful alternative in cases of highly resistant germs, when there are not alternative options. Key words: ventriculitis, Enterococcus faecium, tigecycline, intraventricula

Keywords : ventriculitis; Enterococcus faecium; tigecycline; intraventricular.

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