Daptomycin in the treatment of prosthetic joint infection by Enterococcus faecalis: safety and efficacy of high-dose and prolonged therapy

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José Ramón Yuste ; Milena Quesada ; Pablo Díaz-Rada ; José Luis Del Pozo (2014)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: International Journal of Infectious Diseases, volume 27, pages 65-66 (issn: 1201-9712, eissn: 1878-3511)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2014.05.034
  • Subject: Treatment | Enterococcus faecalis | RC109-216 | Infectious Diseases | Infectious and parasitic diseases | Daptomycin | Microbiology (medical) | Prosthetic joint infection

Enterococci are implicated in less than 2.3% of prosthetic joint infections. These infections can be difficult to treat and therapeutic failures are not uncommon. In these situations, daptomycin is a safe and effective alternative. We present a clinical case with a successful response to the prolonged use of high-dose daptomycin.
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