Which antibiotic is effective for treating isolates that produce carbapenemase in Klebsiella infections?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Isolates that produce carbapenemase are resistant to carbapenems, penicillins, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, and aminoglycosides. Treatment options are limited to colistin (preferred for UTIs), tigecycline, and, occasionally, intravenous fosfomycin.


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