Not an actual patient. For illustrative purposes only.
- Elderly female, frail
- Recurrent cellulitis of lower right leg
- An 82-year-old woman with mild renal disease and well-controlled diabetes
- Lives in a nursing home
- Has a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and chronic venous stasis
- Needs assistance performing most activities of daily living
- Presents at hospital with recurrent cellulitis of lower right leg
- Infected area of approximately 175 cm2
- Temperature of 38.8 °C
- BP 135/90; HR 90; 2+ peripheral oedema
- WBC count of >15,000 cells/mm3
- CrCl of 44 ml/min
- Blood glucose is slightly elevated
- Cellulitis, treat for streptococci
- Dalbavancin does not require dose adjustment for age or for moderate renal impairment and has no known interactions with other medications the patient may be taking1.
- With either a single dose or with a second dose administered in 8 days’ time the patient is quickly able to return to familiar surroundings.
- 54% of patients in the single dose study were treated as out-patients9.
10 MW Dunne et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2016;62(5):545–51