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Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob. 2012; 11: 6.
Published online 2012 March 11. doi:  10.1186/1476-0711-11-6
PMCID: PMC3324387

Successful salvage therapy with Daptomycin for osteomyelitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a renal transplant recipient with Fabry-Anderson disease

Abstract

Daptomycin is licensed in adults for the management of Staphylococcus aureus methicillin-resistant infections, including bone and skin complicated infections. We describe for the first time its use in a renal transplant recipient for Fabry-Anderson Disease with right heel osteomyelitis. The patient was unresponsive to first-line Teicoplanin and second-line Tigecycline, whereas he was successfully treated with third-line Daptomycin monotherapy at 4 mg/Kg/qd for 4 weeks. Local debridement was performed in advance of each line of treatment.

Keywords: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Osteomyelitis, Daptomycin, Salvage therapy, Antibiotic therapy

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