Corynebacterium jeikeium bacteraemia and pulmonary infiltrates in a patient with acute myelogenous leukaemia
- Correspondence to Dr Michihiro Uchiyama,
The authors used vancomycin (VCM) to treat Corynebacterium jeikeium bacteraemia and pulmonary infiltrates in a patient with acute myelogenous leukaemia. Pulmonary infiltrates are found in about one-third of patients with haematological pathologies accompanying C jeikeium bacteraemia. Although linezolid and daptomycin are antimicrobial alternatives for treating Corynebacterium infections, the authors believe that VCM is the best choice for immediate treatment success and to prevent pulmonary infiltrates from developing in the presence of bloodstream infection with Corynebacteria in patients with haematological malignancies.
Competing interests None.
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