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KLUYVERA INFECTIONS IN THE PEDIATRIC POPULATION

Carter, J Elliot MD; Laurini, Javier A. MD; Mizell, Kelly N. MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: September 2008 - Volume 27 - Issue 9 - pp 839-841
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318170af5b
Brief Reports

In pediatric patients, Kluyvera spp. has emerged as a cause of disease ranging from soft tissue infections to sepsis with multiorgan failure. Successful treatment options include third-generation cephalosporins, tetracycline, aminoglycosides, and fluoroquinolones, but resistance to first- and second-generation cephalosporins persists. Clinicians should be aware of the spectrum of disease and increasing clinical importance associated with this emerging pathogen.

From the Department of Pathology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.

Accepted for publication February 26, 2008.

Address for correspondence: J. Elliot Carter, MD, Department of Pathology, University of South Alabama, 2451 Fillingim Street, Mobile, AL 36617. E-mail: ecarter@usouthal.edu.

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.