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

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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.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)376-378
Aantal pagina's3
TijdschriftThe American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - feb.-2018

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