Identification of Staphylococcus aureus

Initial Empiric Treatment

Subsequent dosing frequency depends on renal function.

Duration of Therapy

  • Infective endocarditis has been excluded

  • No implanted prostheses are present

  • Follow up blood cultures drawn 2-4 days after the initial set are sterile

  • The patient defervesces within 72 hours of initiation of effective antibiotic therapy

  • No evidence of metastatic infection is present on examination