Prolonged febrile illness due to CTX-M-15 extendedspectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in Nigeria

African Journal of Laboratory Medicine


 
 
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Title Prolonged febrile illness due to CTX-M-15 extendedspectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in Nigeria
 
Creator Aboderin, Oladipo A. Adefehinti, Olufemi Odetoyin, Babatunde W. Olotu, Amadin A. Okeke, Iruka N. Adeodu, Olugbenga
 
Subject — septicaemia; CTX-M-15; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Nigeria
Description We report on an 8-year-old patient with septicaemia unresponsive to therapy for five weeks. Undetected, extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) production by the infecting Klebsiella strain was regarded as responsible for treatment failure. Intravenously administered imipenem during the sixth week led to sustained resolution of fever. Resource-limited hospitals can incur prohibitive costs from ESBL-producer infections because of diagnostic limitations and consequent treatment failure involving prolonged supportive therapy.
 
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Date 2012-06-04
 
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Identifier 10.4102/ajlm.v1i1.16
 
Source African Journal of Laboratory Medicine; Vol 1, No 1 (2012); 4 pages 2225-2010 2225-2002
 
Language eng
 
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