TREATMENT OF METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) SEPSIS WITH COMBINATION OF FOSFOMYCIN AND AMIKACIN IN A PATIENT WITH SCALD-BURN INJURY


Oki Nugraha Putra, Iswinarno Doso Saputro, Ana Khusnul F

Abstract


Objective: Thus, this case report assesses the efficacy combination of fosfomycin and amikacin in the management of MRSA infection in a burn patient.

Case Report: A 31-year-old male was transferred to the burn center for definitive treatment. Initially, the patient was treated with ceftazidime injection as empiric antibiotic one gram three times daily, but the patient became sepsis during the treatment. Blood specimen was taken and Methicilin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was isolated from this culture. The patient was isolated and based on antibiotic susceptibility, the patient was started on fosfomycin 2 gram IV twice daily for first seven days, and after that fosfomycin was combined with amikacin IV 500 mg once daily. After administration of these antibiotics, a rapid clinical improvement was observed with the patient, leucocytosis did not occur and blood culture was negative. The patient completed a total of 14 days of fosfomycin and 8 days of amikacin therapy.

Conclusion: The synergistic combination of fosfomycin with amikacin, may be useful alternative treatment option for sepsis related Methicilin- Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in burn injury. Further research is also needed to clarify effectiveness of fosfomycin and amikacin to treat MRSA infection in burn patient.


Keywords


Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Scald burn, Sepsis, Fosfomycin, Amikacin.

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Title

TREATMENT OF METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA) SEPSIS WITH COMBINATION OF FOSFOMYCIN AND AMIKACIN IN A PATIENT WITH SCALD-BURN INJURY

Keywords

Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Scald burn, Sepsis, Fosfomycin, Amikacin.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11s3.30018

Date

06-10-2018

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Special issue 3 2018 Page: 17-19

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Oki Nugraha Putra
Departement of Pharmaceutics, Study Program of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Hang Tuah University, Surabaya, Indonesia.
Indonesia

Iswinarno Doso Saputro
Departement of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive, Dr. Soetomo Hospital, Surabaya, Indonesia.
Indonesia

Ana Khusnul F
Departement of Clinical Pharmacy, Study Program of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Hang Tuah University, Surabaya, Indonesia.
Indonesia


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