Jump to content

New Antibiotics Resistant Case of KPC Confirmed

Recommended Posts

  • Moderators

New antibiotics resistant case confirmed


A NEW  case of  KPC, resistant to antibiotics was confirmed on Saturday evening, August 26 at Panama’s Arias Madrid Hospital (CSS) Complex.

A statement issued Sunday said the patient was a “foreigner” with diabetes who was admitted to the hospital five days ago with an ulcer in one foot infected by bacteria.

“Because of the clinical picture presented, the decision was made to perform tests that show a positive KPC bacterium, and the patient is in isolation, and  “all preventive contact measures have been taken to rule out other patients being affected”,  said the CSS.

In June nine cases were detected before the outbreak was brought under control.

In 2011 a major outbreak at the complex caused over 60 deaths, and there were cases in Chiriqui and Hospital Santo Tomas.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderator_02 changed the title to New Antibiotics Resistant Case of KPC Confirmed
  • Moderators - Healthcare

30 years ago this organism, Klebsiella pnuemonia, was extremely common in healthy patient's respiratory systems.  Even then, it was very resistant to most antibiotics.  But, the difference then seems to be that it didn't cause diseases.  We used the organism to train students on microbiology procedures, because even if they had poor technique, they wouldn't harm themselves or others.  But, the overuse and misuse of antibiotics has obviously changed all that.  It is still most likely  to be spread primarily in hospitals, and to be most serious in the elderly, diabetics, post-transplant patients, and people who are seriously ill in general.  As with any hospital spread infection, hand washing is the key.  Never hesitate to ask anyone entering your hospital room to wash their hands and put on new gloves before touching you.  You need to be proactive.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...