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Iatreia

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GARCIA-CASALLAS, Julio César  and  ARIAS-VILLATE, Sara Consuelo. Colistin dose in multiresistance: case report. Iatreia [online]. 2018, vol.31, n.4, pp.412-418. ISSN 0121-0793.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17533/udea.iatreia.v31n4a09.

Given the high resistance to antibiotics due to multiresistant bacterial infections at the hospital level, therapeutic alternatives that require the use of more potent antibiotics and higher doses should be considered. We presented the case of a 56-year-old patient with multiple surgeries and several previous antibiotic treatments. After clinical deterioration, a blood culture yield Pseudomonas aeruginosa resistant to carbapenems, treated with intravenous colistin and doripenem. The patient then developed acute renal failure, which reverts when the colistin dose decreases. Finally, the patient finishes the treatment with 10-day antibiotic adjustment and favorable clinical response.

Keywords : Colistin; Dosage Forms; Multi-Drug Resistance; Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.

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