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A Case of Septic Arthritis Caused by Persistent MRSA Bacteremia with Successful Treatment Through Linezolid
Sun Bean Kim1,2, Dong Hyun Oh1, Yong Chan Kim1, Min Hyung Kim1, Je Eun Song1, Jin Young Ahn1, Su Jin Jeong1,2, Nam Su Goo1,2, Hye Won Kim1,2, Sang Hoon Han1,2, Jun Yong Choi1,2, Young Goo Song1,2, and June Myung Kim1,2
Department of 1Internal Medicine, and 2AIDS Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Vancomycin is the primary antibiotic administered for treatment of methicillinresistant S. aureus (MRSA) infection; however, treatment failure of vancomycin is currently not uncommon in patients with in vitro vancomycin susceptibile S. aureus (MIC ≤ 2 μg/mL) infection. In this report, we describe a case of septic arthritis caused by persistent MRSA bacteremia and treated successfully with linezolid after failure of initial vancomycin therapy.
Keywords : Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Bacteremia, Infectious arthritis, Vancomycin, Linezolid