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Infection with Panresistant <i>Klebsiella pneumoniae:</i> A Report of 2 Cases and a Brief Review of the Literature

Azza Elemam, Joseph Rahimian and William Mandell

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 49, issue 2, pages 271-274
Published in print July 2009 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online July 2009 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/600042
Infection with Panresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae: A Report of 2 Cases and a Brief Review of the Literature

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Infections caused by carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae have been reported with increasing frequency, thereby limiting the choice of effective antimicrobial agents available to clinicians. This has prompted the increased use of polymyxins and tigecycline, but resistance to these agents is already emerging. We report 2 cases of infection with panresistant K. pneumoniae.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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