Nosocomial outbreak of Klebsiella infection resistant to late-generation cephalosporins Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cross Infection
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Infection Control
  • Klebsiella Infections
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae

abstract

  • Nosocomial ceftazidime-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae may be resistant to the bactericidal activity of all cephalosporins and cephamycins. Such isolates appear susceptible to cephalosporins other than ceftazidime by routine disc diffusion testing. Ineffective therapy, delayed detection of resistance, and epidemic spread are potential consequences. Imipenem provides consistent bactericidal activity. Ceftazidime restriction and barrier precautions for colonized and infected patients are effective control measures.

publication date

  • September 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8135915

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 353

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 119

number

  • 5