Superbug Meets Opportunistic Infection: A Case Report of Mobilized Colistin Resistance-1-Positive Klebsiella pneumoniae and Candida lusitaniae in a Complex Surgical Patient.
A A Pract. 2019 May 01;12(9):317-320
Authors: Weimer JM, Ellis DB
Infection with either mobilized colistin resistance-1 gene-positive gram-negative bacteria or invasive Candida lusitaniae occurs rarely throughout the United States. Here we report the existence of both invasive infections occurring in a single, complex patient who initially presented with necrotizing pancreatitis and gastrointestinal bleeding. We detail the patient's history and perioperative course for enterocutaneous fistulae takedown and ureteral stenting, describe a template of preventative steps taken in the perioperative environment to prevent nosocomial pathogen transmission, and provide a brief overview of both the mobilized colistin resistance-1 gene and C lusitaniae.
PMID: 30371522 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]