Recurrent infections caused by cefotaxime- and ciprofloxacin-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype choleraesuis treated successfully with imipenem

Shio Shin Jean, Yu Tsang Lee, Su Mei Guo, Po Ren Hsueh

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Abstract

We present a case of recurrent infection (infective spondilitis, psoas abscess, and bacteraemia) caused by a single strain of cefotaxime- and ciprofloxacin-resistant and bla CMY-2-containing Salmonella enterica serotype choleraesuis during a 4-month period in a patient with uremia. The patient was successfully treated with imipenem for 7 weeks. Our observation indicates that a carbapenem might be considered as a drug of choice for the treatment of infections caused by this emerging multi-resistant pathogen.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cefotaxime- and ciprofloxacin-resistant
  • Imipenem
  • Recurrent infection
  • Salmonella enterica serotype choleraesuis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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