Linezolid use and drug-induced liver injury

Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2020 Dec 23;34(2):316-317. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2020.1855922.


Linezolid is a frequently prescribed antibiotic for chronic infection suppression, such as in prosthetic joint infections. While well tolerated, its prolonged use can increase the risk of rare and serious side effects. We present a case of linezolid toxicity presenting with a constellation of adverse effects including bone marrow suppression, lactic acidosis, and drug-induced liver injury. Our case highlights the increased risk of acute multiorgan failure in patients using the antibiotic for extended durations, notably those with preexisting comorbidities.

PMID:33678977 | PMC:PMC7901438 | DOI:10.1080/08998280.2020.1855922