Rev Esp Quimioter 2017; 30(3): 224-228
|Ceftolozane-tazobactam for the treatment of ventilator-associated infections by colistin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa
FRANCISCO ÁLVAREZ LERMA, ROSANA MUÑOZ BERMÚDEZ, SANTIAGO GRAU, MARÍA PILAR GRACIA ARNILLAS, LUISA SORLI, LLUIS RECASENS, MIQUEL MICO GARCÍA
The use of colistin for the treatment of multiresistant bacteria has led to the emergence of colistin-resistant strains of Gram-negative bacilli. Treatment of infections caused by these pan–drug-resistant bacteria is difficult owing to the paucity of effective antibiotics. We report two cases of ventilator-associated respiratory infection caused by pan–drug-resistant, colistin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa that were successfully treated with ceftolozane-tazobactam.
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