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Intracavitary and systemic daptomycin for successful treatment of a postpneumonectomy intrathoracic infection

Oct 24, 2017 | Magazine: Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy

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.

CITATION  Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Oct 24;61(11):e01330-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01330-17. Print 2017 Nov.