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Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis using moxifloxacin

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Andrew Berrington, Dr Roland Koerner, Dr John Perry, Dr Hugh Bain, Professor Kate Gould


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The conventional treatment of staphylococcal endocarditis requires in-patient administration, is inconvenient, and is potentially toxic. Increasing experience with well-absorbed, well-tolerated and highly active agents such as the new quinolones has prompted interest in their use as therapeutic alternatives for the treatment of such infections. We describe a case of staphylococcal endocarditis which failed to respond to conventional therapy, but where the addition of moxifloxacin, an 8-methoxyquinolone, was curative.

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Author(s): Berrington AW, Koerner RJ, Perry JD, Bain HH, Gould FK

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Medical Microbiology

Year: 2001

Volume: 291

Issue: 3

Pages: 237-239

ISSN (print): 1438-4221

ISSN (electronic): 1618-0607

Publisher: Urban und Fischer Verlag


DOI: 10.1078/1438-4221-00126


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