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Meropenem For Ceftazidime-Avibactam—Resistant K. pneumoniae

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh find a way to successfully treat a patient with ceftazidime-avibactam-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Clinicians used meropenem to successfully treat a patient with bacteremia due to Klebsiella pneumoniae that carried a mutation in the blaKPC-3 gene, and was resistant to ceftazidime-avibactam.