A salvage therapy combining bacteriophages and dalbavancin

Following surgery for a brain tumour (Astrocytoma) and the many complications that resulted, a 29-year-old woman developed a persistent Staphylococcus aureus infection.

While palliative care was being considered, in November 2018, compassionate treatment was authorized by the ANSM.

Following her consent, the patient was treated in Dr. Alexandre Bleibtreu’s Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, with the administration of a therapeutic combination of dalbavancine and bacteriophages provided by Pherecydes-Pharma.

The patient is now in good health.

The full article “Combining bacteriophages and dalbavancin for salvage therapy of complex Staphylococcus aureus extradural empyema” is available on the publication website at the following address:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medmal.2020.02.004