Louise Thorlacius-Ussing, Nis Pedersen Jørgensen, Jesper Smit, Birgitte Lindegaard Madsen, Christian Søborg, Isik Somuncu
Johansen, Jan Gerstoft, Janne Jensen, Lars Østergaard, Lothar Wiese, Rajesh Mohey & Thomas Benfield:
Management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V01190010
In this review, we discuss Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB), which is a frequent and severe condition associated with high morbidity and mortality. Despite these facts, high-quality data on diagnostic approach, treatment and management of SAB remain scarce. Consequently, evidence-based guidelines concerning antibiotic therapy including the optimal choice of antibiotic drug, route of administration and treatment duration are not available. Thus, controlled clinical trials are urgently needed to increase evidence and to potentially improve the outcome for patients with SAB.