Published: 20 March 2019
Author(s): Shuwei Zheng
Issue: April 2019
Section: Internal Medicine Flashcard

An 81-year-old man presented to the author's hospital with one-week history of fever, non-productive cough and intermittent desaturations. This patient has known penicillin allergy, chronic hepatitis B and previous cholecystectomy. Five weeks before, the patient was admitted for polymicrobial bacteremia (Escherichia coli, Morganella morganii and Enterococccus casseliflavus) secondary to a multiloculated liver abscess that was not amenable to drainage. Since then, he had been on daptomycin for five weeks and ertapenem for ten days.

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