Successful treatment of carbapenemase-producing pandrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia

Jose Camargo Galvis, Jacques Simkins-Cohen, Thiago Beduschi, Akin Tekin, Laura Aragon, Armando Pérez-Cardona, Clara E. Prado, Michele I Morris, Lilian Abbo, Rafael Cantón

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Abstract

New antibiotic options are urgently needed for the treatment of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections. We report a 64-year-old female with prolonged hospitalization following an intestinal transplant who developed refractory bacteremia due to a serine carbapenemase-producing pandrug-resistant isolate of Klebsiella pneumoniae. After failing multiple antimicrobial regimens, the patient was successfully treated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5903-5908
Number of pages6
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume59
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology
  • Infectious Diseases

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