Infective endocarditis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a serious disease and sometimes leads to poor prognosis. We should have several therapeutic options. Arbekacin is one of the aminoglycoside antibiotics, which is more active against MRSA and less nephrotoxic than gentamicin. Here we presented a successfully treated case of severe MRSA endocarditis without any adverse effect by monitoring therapeutic level of vancomycin and arbekacin.
|Number of pages
|Japanese Journal of Antibiotics
|Published - Dec 2011
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Pharmacology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases