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Teeth and tongue discoloration after linezolid treatment in children

Petropoulou, T.; Lagona, E.; Syriopoulou, V.; Michos, A.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 32(11): 1284-1285


ISSN/ISBN: 1532-0987
PMID: 23934205
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0b013e3182a5c42b
Accession: 056133910

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We describe 3 children who developed teeth and tongue discoloration while receiving intravenous linezolid for 2 to 3 weeks. Linezolid was coadministered with piperacillin-tazobactam or meropenem. Teeth and tongue discoloration was reversible with dental cleaning after discontinuation of linezolid. We review the published pediatric and adult cases regarding teeth and tongue discoloration after linezolid administration.

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