OJMM  Vol.3 No.1 , March 2013
Daptomycin, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus hominis Catheter-Related Bacteraemia in a Hemodialysis Patient
ABSTRACT

We report a case of a haemodialysis patient that presented a catheter-related bacteraemia caused by a Coagulase negative Staphylococcus. With the utilization of molecular biology techniques the bacterial isolate recovered from catheter was surprisingly identified as S. hominis by sequencing of the 16S ribosomal gene. The S. hominis isolate, which is not often associated with infections in dialysis patients, was resistant to methicillin, being mecA positive, and to daptomycin. The patient was successfully treated with vancomycin together with the catheter retirement.


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M. Macía-Heras, J. Donate-Correa, J. Alcoba-Flórez, G. Pulido-Reyes, E. Martín-Núñez, J. Joel Martín-Padrón and S. Méndez-Álvarez, "Daptomycin, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus hominis Catheter-Related Bacteraemia in a Hemodialysis Patient," Open Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 53-55. doi: 10.4236/ojmm.2013.31008.
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