Use of telavancin in adolescent patients with cystic fibrosis and prior intolerance to vancomycin: A case series.

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Use of telavancin in adolescent patients with cystic fibrosis and prior intolerance to vancomycin: A case series.

J Cyst Fibros. 2018 Aug 28;:

Authors: Bernstein AT, Leigh MW, Goralski JL, Esther CR, McKinzie CJ

Abstract
The most common pathogen in pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is Staphylococcus aureus, and drug-resistant species are associated with negative outcomes. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is notoriously hard to treat because many antibiotics are not FDA approved for children and drug allergies or intolerances can prohibit the use of others. Telavancin is currently indicated for hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by MRSA, but it has not been studied in patients with CF or in pediatrics. As a semi-synthetic derivative of vancomycin, it is unknown if cross-reactivity with telavancin occurs in patients with vancomycin hypersensitivity or intolerance. In this case series, we describe three adolescent patients with CF and previous intolerance to vancomycin who received telavancin for bronchopulmonary exacerbations.

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