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Bacteremia due to Klebsiella oxytoca: clinical features of patients and antimicrobial susceptibilities of the isolates.
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PMID:  9195086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-three patients with Klebsiella oxytoca bacteremia were seen between July 1980 and June 1996 at National Taiwan University Hospital (Taipei, Taiwan). We retrospectively analyzed the clinical features of these patients and the antimicrobial susceptibilities of the 43 isolates recovered from them. Twenty-seven patients (63%) had community-acquired bacteremia, and 16 patients (37%) had polymicrobial bacteremia. The clinical syndromes included hepatobiliary infections (58% of patients), primary bacteremia (23%), intravascular device-associated infections (7%), urinary tract infections (5%), skin and soft-tissue infections (5%), and peritonitis (2%). Most of these patients (93%) had underlying diseases including hepatobiliary diseases (53%), neoplastic diseases (42%), and diabetes mellitus (16%). Eight patients (19%) had septic shock, and two (5%) had disseminated intravascular coagulation. Four patients (9%) died of K. oxytoca bacteremia. All isolates were susceptible to ampicillin/sulbactam, cefmetazole, imipenem, aminoglycosides, and quinolones, and 86% of the isolates were susceptible to cefazolin.
R D Lin; P R Hsueh; S C Chang; Y C Chen; W C Hsieh; K T Luh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1058-4838     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-31     Completed Date:  1997-07-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1217-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Bacteremia / complications,  drug therapy*
Child, Preschool
Klebsiella / drug effects*
Klebsiella Infections / complications,  drug therapy*
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies

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