Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Pneumonia in Lung Transplant Recipients

Madhuri M. Sopirala, Amy Pope-Harman, David R. Nunley, Susan Moffatt-Bruce, Patrick Ross, Stanley I. Martin

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Abstract

We present 6 cases of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii pneumonia in lung transplant recipients. All cases were treated with imipenem and/or non-traditional antibiotics, such as tigecycline and colistimethate, and had different microbiologic and clinical outcomes. Prior treatment with broad-spectrum anti-microbial therapy was the single most likely risk factor for the development of infection due to MDR Acinetobacter baumannii. Ideal preventive and therapeutic strategies for this pathogen in lung transplant recipients require further study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)804-807
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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