Journal Mobile

D Inverarity, J Coia, G O'Neill, R MacTier
Journal Issue: 
Volume 36: Issue 2: 2006




We  describe  a  71-year-old  lady  with  end-stage  renal  failure  on haemodialysis who developed vertebral discitis due to MRSA.  She was intolerant of glycopeptide antibiotics and was treated successfully with oral linezolid for four weeks followed by oral combination therapy with doxycycline and fusidic acid for two weeks.  Her antibiotic management and her clinical course is described, and we  discuss  the  usefulness  of  the  above  antibiotics  to  treat  MRSA  infections affecting bone and vertebral discs in patients with renal failure.