TITLE

First case of resistance to tigecycline by Klebsiella pneumoniae in a European University Hospital

AUTHOR(S)
Neonakis, I. K.; Stylianou, K.; Daphnis, E.; Maraki, S.
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Jan2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p78
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 62-years old female with an end-stage renal disease secondary to adult dominant polycystic kidney disease, who was recurrently admitted due to cholangitis. Her prior medical history included chronic hypertension, hysterectomy, and bilateral nephrectomy. It mentions a variety of Gram-negative and Gram-positive microbia that have been isolated and tigecycline (TIG) was extensively used. It notes TIG-resistance attributed to overexpression of efflux pumps.
ACCESSION #
58658786

 

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