MCQ – 88955

Question

A 65-year-old man with end-stage renal disease is brought to the emergency department because of fever, severe abdominal pain, and shaking chills for 4 hours. His last hemodialysis was 2 days ago. On arrival, he appears ill and is poorly responsive. Blood cultures grow gram-positive, catalase-positive cocci that express mecA. Intravenous antibiotic therapy is begun with an agent that disrupts cell membranes by creating transmembrane channels. Which of the following adverse events is associated with the use of this agent?

A. Photosensitivity

B.

Mucocutaneous necrosis

C.

Rhabdomyolysis

D.

Ototoxicity

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