Intracavitary and systemic daptomycin for successful treatment of a postpneumonectomy intrathoracic infection
Sangro P (1), Carmona-Torre F (1,2), Mesa M (3), Del Pozo JL (2,4), Yuste JR (5,2).
Treatment of an infected postneumonectomy cavity is very difficult.
We present a patient with an infection of a postneumonectomy cavity by Staphylococcus epidermidis treated with local daptomycin for different dwell times, maintaining high antibiotic levels over minimum inhibitory concentration. Clinical and microbiological cure were achieved successfully.