Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 10th, 2006
"We retrospectively identified an outbreak of 18 episodes of P. aeruginosa bacteremia in 17 patients with hematologic malignancies in 2004. All strains were ticarcillin I/R, 77% ciprofloxacin I/R, 72% ceftazidime I/R, 72% amikacin I/R and 50% imipenem I/R," scientists in France report.
According to J.B. Micol and colleagues at CHRU in Lille, "The outbreak was multiclonal. Colistin was employed for documented therapy in ten cases including seven in which it was the only active drug.
"Outcomes were resolution of infection in 12 out of 18...
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