Enterococcal pneumonia. Occurrence in patients receiving broad-spectrum antibiotic regimens and enteral feeding

Am J Med. 1983 Jan;74(1):153-4. doi: 10.1016/0002-9343(83)91132-4.


Enterococcal pneumonia occurred as a superinfection in two patients who received broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy. Both patients were receiving enteral hyperalimentation by Dobb-Hoff tube. The organism was isolated from transtracheal aspirate in pure culture and gram-positive cocci were visible on gram-stained smear. Enterococcal pneumonia may occur in patients receiving cephalosporin-aminoglycoside therapy, and may be anticipated as a consequence of third-generation cephalosporin therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aminoglycosides / therapeutic use*
  • Cefamandole / therapeutic use*
  • Cephalosporins / therapeutic use*
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Enteral Nutrition*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonia / etiology*
  • Streptococcal Infections / etiology*


  • Aminoglycosides
  • Cephalosporins
  • Cefamandole