Successful Daptomycin Treatment for Staphylococcus lugdunensis Endocarditis
The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 07/16/2012
Stair B et al. – The authors present 2 cases of Staphylococcus lugdunensis endocarditis. These cases demonstrate the enhanced virulence and wide range of disease severity this organism creates. This enhanced virulence, undoubtedly present in these cases, led to novel daptomycin antibiotic regimen. To the best of the authors knowledge, these are the first reported cases using daptomycin in the treatment of Staphylococcus lugdunensis endocarditis.