Successful treatment of meningoencephalitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with intrathecal vamncomycin in an allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplant recipient

H. Matsubara, A. Makimoto, T. Higa, H. Kawamoto, Y. Kanda, M. Kami, R. Tanosaki, S. Mineishi, M. Ohira, Y. Takaue

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Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a common infectious pathogen during stem cell transplantation. We report a case of meningoencephalitis with multiple abscess formation caused by MRSA, which occurred in a 4-year-old boy soon after allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. We successfully cured the infection with a combination of intravenous and intrathecal vancomycin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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