Successful treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) mediastinitis in a heart transplant recipient

Pasic, Miralem; Schaffarczyk, Raymond; Hetzer, Roland
June 2004
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Jun2004, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p1127
Academic Journal
We report on the first case of successfully treated severe methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) mediastinitis after heart transplantation. The therapy consisted of wrapping of the heart with the transposed greater omentum, 4-week local irrigation and prolonged aggressive antibiotic therapy with vancomycin and linezolid.


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