Journal Article

Two Cases of Daptomycin-Induced Eosinophilic Pneumonia and Chronic Pneumonitis

Yasir Lal and Aristides P. Assimacopoulos

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 50, issue 5, pages 737-740
Published in print March 2010 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2010 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/650487
Two Cases of Daptomycin-Induced Eosinophilic Pneumonia and Chronic Pneumonitis

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We present 2 elderly patients who developed lung infiltrates associated with eosinophilia during intravenous daptomycin treatment. Both patients improved quickly after daptomycin was stopped and steroid treatment was initiated. However, complete recovery did not occur, and both patients became chronically steroid dependent.

Journal Article.  1784 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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