Aerosolized vancomycin for the treatment of MRSA after lung transplantation

Don Hayes, Brian S. Murphy, Timothy W. Mullett, David J. Feola

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Abstract

Lung transplantation is the only life-prolonging therapy available for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with end-stage lung disease. The presence of pathogens in the airways of CF patients prior to transplantation is the major risk factor for infection in the post-transplantation period, with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) having a growing impact. Aerosolized vancomycin has been used successfully in the treatment of MRSA in the CF population but its use after lung transplantation has not been previously reported. We report the case of a lung transplant recipient who was successfully treated for MRSA infection with aerosolized vancomycin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184-186
Number of pages3
JournalRespirology
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

Keywords

  • Aerosolized
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Lung transplantation
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vancomycin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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