Successful ceftriaxone therapy of endocarditis due to penicillin non-susceptible viridans streptococci

Samuel Shelburne, Stephen B. Greenberg, Saima Aslam, David J. Tweardy

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Abstract

Viridans streptococci are a major cause of infective endocarditis, and penicillin non-susceptibility is increasing in these organisms. We present the initial reported case of infective endocarditis due to penicillin non-susceptible viridans streptococci successfully treated with ceftriaxone monotherapy. The lack of evidence supporting the recommendations for treatment of endocarditis due to penicillin non-susceptible viridans streptococci is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e99-e101
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2007

Keywords

  • Antibacterial drug resistance
  • Bacterial endocarditis
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Viridans streptococci

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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