Daptomycin in the treatment of prosthetic joint infection by Enterococcus faecalis: safety and efficacy of high-dose and prolonged therapy
José Ramón Yuste
José Luis Del Pozo
- Publisher: Elsevier
International Journal of Infectious Diseases,
(issn: 1201-9712, eissn: 1878-3511)
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.