Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae endocarditis in a young adult. Successful treatment with gentamicin and colistin.

@article{Benenson2009CarbapenemresistantKP,
  title={Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae endocarditis in a young adult. Successful treatment with gentamicin and colistin.},
  author={Shmuel Benenson and Shiri Navon-Venezia and Yehuda Carmeli and Amos Adler and Jacob Strahilevitz and Allon E. Moses and Colin Block},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 5},
  pages={e295-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Enterobacteriaceae are rarely the etiologic agents of endocarditis, with Klebsiella species being especially rare. From the end of 2005, isolates of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae began to appear in various hospitals across Israel, sensitive only to colistin and gentamicin. We present a case of hospital-acquired endocarditis caused by carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae in a young adult. CASE REPORT An 18-year-old man with 40% full thickness burns developed acute… CONTINUE READING

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