RP59500 (quinupristin/dalfopristin): three case reports of its use in infection due to Enterococcus faecium

Cassell, J. A., Balakrishnan, I., Samarasinghe, D., Mistry, P., Prentice, H.G. and Gillespie, S.H. (1998) RP59500 (quinupristin/dalfopristin): three case reports of its use in infection due to Enterococcus faecium. Journal of Infection, 36 (3). pp. 324-327.

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Abstract

We describe three cases of Enterococcus faecium sepsis arising in immunocompromised patients, severely ill with other conditions, who were treated with the new injectable streptogramin RP59500. There are still few reports of clinical experience with this drug. All had bacteriological resolution, with one patient recovering fully. Although two of the three patients died, this was due to underlying disease in one case and a Gram-negative superinfection in another. Quinupristin/dalfopristin therapy was not associated with significant adverse effects in any of the patients.

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Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Depositing User: Jackie Cassell
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1153
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