Outbreak of colistin-resistant, carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan.

@article{Marchaim2011OutbreakOC,
  title={Outbreak of colistin-resistant, carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in metropolitan Detroit, Michigan.},
  author={Dror Marchaim and Teena Chopra and Jason M. Pogue and Federico P{\'e}rez and Andrea M. Hujer and Susan Rudin and Andrea Endimiani and Shiri Navon-Venezia and Jatinder C Hothi and Jessica Slim and Christopher Blunden and Maryann Shango and Paul R. Lephart and Hossein Salimnia and Deborah A. Reid and Judy A Moshos and Wasif Hafeez and Suchitha Bheemreddy and Ting-Yi Chen and Sorabh Dhar and Robert A. Bonomo and Keith S. Kaye},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={593-9}
}
Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae has spread worldwide and throughout the United States. Colistin is used extensively to treat infections with this organism. We describe a cluster of colistin-resistant, carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae infection cases involving three institutions in Detroit, MI. A cluster of five cases of colistin-resistant, carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae was identified at Detroit Medical Center (DMC) from 27 July to 22 August 2009. Epidemiologic data were… CONTINUE READING
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