Fatal cross infection by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella in two liver transplant recipients.

@article{Mathers2009FatalCI,
  title={Fatal cross infection by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella in two liver transplant recipients.},
  author={Amy J Mathers and Heather L. Cox and Hugo Bonatti and Brandon Kitchel and Ann Karen C. Brassinga and Brian Wispelwey and Robert G. Sawyer and Timothy L. Pruett and Kevin C. Hazen and Jean Baldus Patel and Costi D Sifri},
  journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={257-65}
}
Members of the family Enterobacteriaceae including Klebsiella have re-emerged as major pathogens in solid organ transplantation. The recent appearance and dissemination of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Europe and the northeastern United States represents a major challenge to the treatment of enteric gram-negative bacterial infections in immunocompromised patients; however, few reports have detailed the outcomes of such infections. Here we report 2 cases of Klebsiella pneumoniae… CONTINUE READING