Use of teicoplanin for Hickman catheter associated staphylococcal infection in immunosuppressed patients

A. Webster, Stephen J Russell, R. L. Souhami, J. D M Richards, A. H. Goldstone, R. N. Grüneberg

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Abstract

Antibiotic-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci are a frequent cause of infection in indwelling central venous (Hickman) catheters. Teicoplanin has been evaluated in the treatment of 19 immunosuppressed patients with staphylococcal Hickman catheter infections, nine of whom were septicaemic. All infections were eradicated, with minimal side effects. In 16 cases, the catheter was retained until no longer required. Two recurrent infections were eradicated by a second course of teicoplanin. We conclude that teicoplanin is an effective and well-tolerated antibiotic in the treatment of Hickman catheter infections in immunosuppressed patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-82
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Teicoplanin
Staphylococcal Infections
Catheter-Related Infections
Infection
Catheters
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Indwelling Catheters
Central Venous Catheters
Coagulase
Staphylococcus
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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Use of teicoplanin for Hickman catheter associated staphylococcal infection in immunosuppressed patients. / Webster, A.; Russell, Stephen J; Souhami, R. L.; Richards, J. D M; Goldstone, A. H.; Grüneberg, R. N.

In: Journal of Hospital Infection, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1987, p. 77-82.

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Webster, A. ; Russell, Stephen J ; Souhami, R. L. ; Richards, J. D M ; Goldstone, A. H. ; Grüneberg, R. N. / Use of teicoplanin for Hickman catheter associated staphylococcal infection in immunosuppressed patients. In: Journal of Hospital Infection. 1987 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 77-82.
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