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Among ESBL-producing organisms, K. pneumoniae may be deadlier than E. coli

In a retrospective evaluation of patients at a St. Louis hospital, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing — or ESBL-producing — Klebsiella pneumoniae was associated with a marginally increased risk for 30-day mortality compared with ESBL-producing Escherichia coli, according to findings published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
“Not all Enterobacteriaceae are created equal when it comes to prognosis. We have a tendency to lump gram-negative infections together as a group and this research reinforces that that is an artificial construct,” Jason P.
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