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Complications of MRSA Treatment: Linezolid-induced Myelosuppression Presenting with Pancytopenia

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Author(s): Gorchynski, Julie A | Rose, Jeri K

Journal: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
ISSN 1936-900X

Volume: 9;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 177;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Linezolid | myelosuppression | methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

ABSTRACT
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have grown to epidemic proportions in the United States. With the development of increasing drug resistance of MRSA to traditional antimicrobials, there has been a search for a more effective antibiotic treatment. Linezolid is one of the most effective oral medications used for outpatient treatment of MRSA infections. We present a case of pancytopenia after outpatient treatment with linezolid. Myelosuppression is a rare but serious side effect of linezolid of which emergency physicians need to be aware in order to provide early intervention.
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