Successful treatment of meningoencephalitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with intrathecal vamncomycin in an allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplant recipient

H. Matsubara, A. Makimoto, T. Higa, H. Kawamoto, Y. Kanda, M. Kami, R. Tanosaki, S. Mineishi, M. Ohira, Y. Takaue

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a common infectious pathogen during stem cell transplantation. We report a case of meningoencephalitis with multiple abscess formation caused by MRSA, which occurred in a 4-year-old boy soon after allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. We successfully cured the infection with a combination of intravenous and intrathecal vancomycin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1



  • Meningoencephalitis
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • Peripheral blood allogeneic stem cell transplantation
  • Sepsis
  • Vancomycin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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