Successful treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) mediastinitis in a heart transplant recipient.

Abstract

We report on the first case of successfully treated severe methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) mediastinitis after heart transplantation. The therapy consisted of wrapping of the heart with the transposed greater omentum, 4-week local irrigation and prolonged aggressive antibiotic therapy with vancomycin and linezolid.

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@article{Pasi2004SuccessfulTO, title={Successful treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) mediastinitis in a heart transplant recipient.}, author={Miralem Pasi{\'c} and Raymond Schaffarczyk and Roland Hetzer}, journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery}, year={2004}, volume={25 6}, pages={1127-8} }