Septic shock caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacter gergoviae in a neutropenic patient with leukemia

Michael J. Satlin, Stephen G. Jenkins, Liang Chen, David Helfgott, Eric J. Feldman, Barry N. Kreiswirth, Audrey N. Schuetz

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Abstract

We present the first reported infection caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacter gergoviae. The patient had leukemia and neutropenia and died of septic shock from KPC-producing E. gergoviae bacteremia. The emergence of KPCs in additional species of Enterobacteriaceae is alarming and may disproportionately affect patients with hematologic malignancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2794-2796
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume51
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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