Infections with extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (XDRAB) have limited therapeutic options. We report successful salvage treatment of XDRAB and Pseudomonas aeruginosa-infected retained spinal hardware with cefiderocol, despite the development of reversible acute interstitial nephritis after 32 days of treatment.
Keywords: Acute interstitial nephritis; Biofilm; Cefiderocol; Extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (XDRAB); MDR Gram-negative; Spinal hardware infection; Surgical site infection.
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