TITLE

Colistin for Klebsiella pneumoniae--Associated Sepsis

AUTHOR(S)
Karabinis, A.; Paramythiotou, E.; Mylona-Petropoulou, D.; Kalogeromitros, A.; Katsarelis, N.; Kontopidou, F.; Poularas, I.; Malamou-Lada, H.
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;1/1/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 1, pe7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Report
ABSTRACT
Klebsiella pneumoniae that was resistant to all available antibiotics (minimum inhibitory concentration of imipenem, 32 μg/mL), including carbapenems, was isolated from blood samples obtained from a 48-year-old patient in the intensive care unit. The patient developed septic shock, which was successfully treated with colistin, the only antibiotic with activity against this multidrug-resistant strain.
ACCESSION #
11791740

 

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