J Pediatr Infect Dis 2013; 08(03): 139-142
DOI: 10.3233/JPI-130391
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

Pediatric case of MRSA right-sided infective endocarditis with septic pulmonary embolism successfully treated by daptomycin in combination with gentamicin and rifampin

Zakaria Jalal
a  Department of Congenital Heart Diseases, Bordeaux University Hospital, Avenue Magellan, Pessac, France
,
Fabrice Camou
b  Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Bordeaux University Hospital, Avenue Magellan, Pessac, France
,
François Roubertie
c  Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Bordeaux University Hospital, Avenue Magellan, Pessac, France
,
Xavier Iriart
a  Department of Congenital Heart Diseases, Bordeaux University Hospital, Avenue Magellan, Pessac, France
,
Jean-Benoit Thambo
a  Department of Congenital Heart Diseases, Bordeaux University Hospital, Avenue Magellan, Pessac, France
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Publication History

30 October 2012

06 February 2013

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

We report a case of a 12 year old child with a ventricular septal defect (VSD) and right-sided MRSA endocarditis complicated by pulmonary septic emboli. The patients was treated successfully with daptomycin in combination with gentamicin and rifampin, followed by surgery to excise the vegetation and close the VSD.