Ceftaroline in Combination With Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole for Salvage Therapy of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Endocarditis

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 8;1(2):ofu046. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofu046. eCollection 2014 Sep.


No clinical trials have investigated the use of ceftaroline fosamil for salvage therapy of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis. We report data on 29 patients who received ceftaroline ± another antimicrobial for this indication. Ninety percent of patients had microbiologic cure and 31% had treatment success with a median follow-up of 6 months.

Keywords: MRSA; bacteremia; ceftaroline fosamil; salvage.