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Sacramento, CA, United States

Lane J.W.,David Grant Medical Center | Tang J.,University of California at Davis | Taggard D.,David Grant Medical Center | Byun R.,Mather Veterans Affairs Hospital
Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice | Year: 2011

Spinal epidural abscess infections have traditionally been treated with surgical drainage followed by prolonged administration of antibiotics. We present a case of multifocal methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a patient with an extensive spinal epidural abscess spanning 11 vertebral bodies, bacteremia, left lower extremity cellulitis, and pneumonia. The infection resolved with combination antimicrobial therapy with daptomycin and linezolid and without drainage of the epidural abscess. © 2011 by National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Source

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