Infection with panresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae: a report of 2 cases and a brief review of the literature

Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Jul 15;49(2):271-4. doi: 10.1086/600042.


Infections caused by carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae have been reported with increasing frequency, thereby limiting the choice of effective antimicrobial agents available to clinicians. This has prompted the increased use of polymyxins and tigecycline, but resistance to these agents is already emerging. We report 2 cases of infection with panresistant K. pneumoniae.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Klebsiella Infections / microbiology*
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae / drug effects*
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae / isolation & purification*
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents