Journal article

Use of Pristinamycin for Infections by Gram-Positive Bacteria: Clinical Experience at an Australian Hospital

AB Reid, JR Daffy, P Stanley, KL Buising

ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2010

Abstract

Thirty-six patients were treated with pristinamycin for 46 different microbiological isolates between April 2007 and July 2009. Pathogens included 9 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates, 13 methicillin-resistant coagulase negative staphylococci, and 9 vancomycin-resistant enterococci. Sites of infections included 12 osteomyelitis cases, 10 prosthetic joints, 4 other prostheses, and 1 epidural abscess. Five patients ceased treatment due to side effects. Ten patients were cured of their infections, and 21 patients had infections successfully suppressed.

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