Described here is the case of a 23-year-old male with Acinetobacter baumannii sepsis and acute renal failure requiring continuous venovenous hemodialysis treated successfully with intravenous polymyxin B. The drug was administered as a loading dose of 2.5 mg/kg, followed by 2 doses of 1 mg/kg on days 4 and 8, then 0.8 mg/kg daily to complete a 24-day course. A discussion of dosing recommendations for polymyxins in dialysis is presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - Apr 1 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases