Eosinophilic pneumonia induced by daptomycin

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We present a case of drug-induced eosinophilic pneumonia resulting from intravenous daptomycin being used as therapy for recurrent methicillin-sensitive Staphlococcus aureus endocarditis. The patient developed hypoxic respiratory failure requiring intubation and mechanical ventilation. Daptomycin therapy was discontinued immediately, and the patient improved significantly after the administration of intravenous corticosteroids allowing for extubation 3 days later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e211-e213
JournalJournal of Infection
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2007


  • Daptomycin
  • Drug-induced
  • Eosinophilic pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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