Intestinal decontamination of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae after recurrent infections in an immunocompromised host

Matthew P. Kronman, Danielle M. Zerr, Xuan Qin, Janet Englund, Cathy Cornell, Jean E. Sanders, Jeffrey Myers, Jaipreet Rayar, Jessica E. Berry, Amanda L. Adler, Scott J. Weissman

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Abstract

Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Enterobacteriaceae infections are associated with increased morbidity. We describe a 20-year-old hematopoietic cell transplantation recipient with recurrent MDR Klebsiella pneumoniae infection, prolonged intestinal colonization, and subsequent intestinal decontamination. Further study should evaluate stool surveillance, molecular typing, and fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with intestinal MDR Enterobacteriaceae carriage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Hematopoietic cell transplantation
  • Intestinal decontamination
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Pediatrics
  • Resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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