Successful treatment of Aerococcus viridans endocarditis in a patient allergic to penicillin
Liang-Yu Chen, Wen-Chung Yu, Suang-Hao Huang, Mei-Lin Lin, Te-Li Chen＊, Chang-Phone Fung, Cheng-Yi Liu
Received: October 1, 2009 Revised: July 30, 2010 Accepted: November 4, 2010
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
and School of Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org (T.-L. Chen).
Background and purpose:
Aerococcus viridans is a rare human pathogen that occasionally causes endocarditis. Most of the reported cases of endocarditis have been treated with penicillin. Here we describe a patient who was allergic to penicillin and was successfully treated with cefotaxime.
Aerococcus viridans; Allergy; Cefotaxime; Endocarditis; Penicillin