Case Report: Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in an Asylum Seeker with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis

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Abstract

A Syrian asylum seeker with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) developed a bronchopleural fistula after pneumonectomy. Although screening tests were negative on admission, carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae were cultured after a few months of TB treatment. Prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms is reported to be increased in asylum seekers compared with the general Dutch population. Arduous conditions during transit and interrupted health care delivery in our patient led to multiple-resistant microorganisms that complicated treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-378
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume98
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2018

Keywords

  • KPC-2
  • VIM-1
  • KLEBSIELLA-PNEUMONIAE
  • DISSEMINATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • STRAINS
  • SPREAD
  • GREECE

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