Successful treatment of Staphylococcus haemolyticus endocarditis in extremely premature baby with daptomycin

Suzan Suhail Asfour, Fahad Aljobair, Ibrahim Hammami, Adli Abdelrahim, Mountasser M. Al-Mouqdad


Daptomycin is a novel lipopeptide antibiotic with rapid activity against Gram-positive bacteria including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative Staphylococci, and Enterococci. We are reporting the first case of successfully using daptomycin to treat infective endocarditis in an extremely premature baby.


endocarditis; daptomycin; neonate; premature; Staphylococcus haemolyticus; sepsis

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