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Volume 2012, Article ID 593578, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/593578
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Use of Daptomycin for the Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Coagulase-Negative Staphylococcal Ventriculitis

1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, NY 11355, USA
2Department of Pharmacy, New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, NY 11355, USA
3Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, NY 11355, USA
4Department of Pharmacy, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT 06102, USA

Received 19 January 2012; Accepted 13 March 2012

Academic Editor: Dianne L. Atkins

Copyright © 2012 Mohamed Erritouni et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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