Effectiveness of daptomycin against infective endocarditis caused by highly penicillin-resistant viridans group streptococci

Takahiro Matsuo, Nobuyoshi Mori, Aki Sakurai, Takayoshi Kanie, Yumiko Mikami, Yuki Uehara, Keiichi Furukawa

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Abstract

Penicillin-resistant viridans group streptococci (VGS) infections are an emerging issue in infectious diseases. Here, we present a case of mitral valve infective endocarditis caused by highly penicillin-resistant VGS (minimum inhibitory concentration >4 μg/mL), which was successfully treated with daptomycin. Although the clinical efficacy of daptomycin has not been established, it can be an alternative for the treatment of highly resistant VGS endocarditis.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere01113
JournalIDCases
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases

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