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, Ryuji Tanosaki, S. Mineishi, M. Ohira, Y. Takaue

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Abstract

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
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan
Externally publishedYes

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Meningoencephalitis
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Transplants
Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
Stem Cell Transplantation
Vancomycin
Abscess
Therapeutics
Infection
Peripheral Blood Stem Cells
Transplant Recipients

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation

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Successful treatment of meningoencephalitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with intrathecal vamncomycin in an allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplant recipient. / Matsubara, H.; Makimoto, A.; Higa, T.; Kawamoto, H.; Kanda, Y.; Kami, M.; Tanosaki, Ryuji; Mineishi, S.; Ohira, M.; Takaue, Y.

In: Bone Marrow Transplantation, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.2003, p. 65-67.

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Matsubara, H. ; Makimoto, A. ; Higa, T. ; Kawamoto, H. ; Kanda, Y. ; Kami, M. ; Tanosaki, Ryuji ; Mineishi, S. ; Ohira, M. ; Takaue, Y. / Successful treatment of meningoencephalitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with intrathecal vamncomycin in an allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplant recipient. In: Bone Marrow Transplantation. 2003 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 65-67.
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