Heart transplantation in a patient with heteroresistant vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus ventricular assist device mediastinitis and bacteremia

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Abstract

Vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) infections are an emerging problem and antibiotic options are limited. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of heteroresistant VISA mediastinitis and bacteremia in a patient with a ventricular assist device who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation with clinical cure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E177-E181
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • MRSA
  • Orthotopic heart transplantation
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Telavancin resistance
  • hVISA/VISA

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