Vol 1 No 1 (2015)
Articles

Oral Tedizolid Phosphate Stepdown Therapy in Two Cases of Staphylococcus aureus Endocarditis in Intravenous Drug Abusers

George Sakoulas
Center for Immunity, Infection & Inflammation, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Matthew Geriak
Sharp Memorial Hospital, San Diego, CA

Abstract

This study examines the successful use of early oral stepdown therapy with tedizolid in 2 cases of Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis in intravenous drug users. While oxazolidinones are not recommended as initial therapy, tedizolid may offer convenient oral step-down therapy once the patient is stabilized with intravenous antibiotics and surgery.