Treatment of vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) endocarditis with linezolid

Abdullah Balkhair, Zakariya Al Muharrmi, Laila Darwish, Hatem Farhan, Mansour Sallam

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Abstract

We report a case of infective endocarditis due to vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA). This was treated with a combination of intravenous linezolid and fusidic acid. Cure was achieved without surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume14
Issue numberSUPPL. 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • Endocarditis
  • Linezolid
  • MRSA
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • VISA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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