Successful use of temocillin as salvage therapy for cervical osteomyelitis secondary to multidrug-resistant Burkholderia cepacia

Marcela Rodriguez, Miranda Nelson, James E. Kelly, Alexis Elward, Sharon Celeste Morley

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Abstract

Infection with multidrug resistant Burkholderia cepacia presents a therapeutic challenge in patients with cystic fibrosis. In this study, we present a case of progressive cervical osteomyelitis secondary to B cepacia that failed surgical drainage and extended therapy with meropenem, piperacillin-tazobactam, doxycycline, and aminoglycosides. Temocillin (Negaban) was successfully used to clear the infection.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberpis110
Pages (from-to)77-80
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2014

Keywords

  • Burkholderia cepacia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Multidrug-resistant
  • Vertebral osteomyelitis

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