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Abstract

Introduction:

is a non-fermentative aerobic Gram-negative bacillus, which most frequently causes nosocomial infections. Endocarditis from the pathogen has only rarely been reported and has a near-fatal outcome without surgical intervention.

Case Presentation:

We present a case of endocarditis and septic arthritis in an infant affected by generalized arterial calcification of infancy. The patient was successfully treated with 6 weeks of intravenous colistin, meropenem and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.

Conclusion:

This is the first reported case of colistin used to treat endocarditis. We discuss the antibiotic challenges of treating multidrug-resistant endocarditis in a patient who is not a surgical candidate.

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