Successful treatment of multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae using dual carbapenem regimen in immunocompromised patient

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Abstract

This report describes a longitudinal case of immunocompromised patient post kidney transplant who was admitted to our institution repeatedly for treatment of various infections caused by multi-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. The patient was successfully treated with a combination of ertapenem/meropenem on multiple occasions despite the elevated MICs. Our observations corroborate previous preclinical studies and case reports showing the efficacy of double carbapenem regimens against resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

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El Nekidy, W. S., Mooty, M. Y., Attallah, N., Cardona, L., Bonilla, M. F., & Ghazi, I. M. (2017). Successful treatment of multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae using dual carbapenem regimen in immunocompromised patient. IDCases, 9, 53–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2017.06.005

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