Lactic acidosis after treatment with linezolid

M. Wiener, Y. Guo, G. Patel, B. C. Fries

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Linezolid is currently indicated to treat vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infections, nosocomial pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pneumoniae, complicated and uncomplicated skin and skin structure infections, and community-acquired pneumonia. We report a case of linezolid-induced lactic acidosis during treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia after mitral valve replacement and permanent pacemaker implantation. We also review the current literature describing other cases of linezolid-associated hyperlactatemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-281
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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