A case of swine flu superinfected with carbapenem resistant Klebsiella

Authors

  • Rajdip Hazra Department of Anesthesiology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
  • SM Manjunatha Department of Anesthesiology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
  • Md. Babrak Manuar Department of Anesthesiology, Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata
  • Sisir Chakraborty Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital, Kolkata
  • Kaushik Ghosh Department of Medicine, Malda Medical College and Hospital, Malda

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v5i3.8589

Keywords:

Swine flu, bacterial superinfection, carbapenem resistant Klebsiella.

Abstract

Swine flu is caused by antigenic shift of influenza A virus with clinical features similar to seasonal influenza virus. Majority of the morbidity and mortality due to swine flu are attributable to pneumonia and the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Bacterial superinfection can occur, though it is rare in adults. Here we report a case of swine flu superinfected with carbapenem resistant Klebsiella, which is often coined as Klebsiella ‘superbug’.

Asian Journal of Medical Science, Volume-5(3) 2014: 120-122

http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v5i3.8589

 

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Published

2014-02-26

How to Cite

Hazra, R., Manjunatha, S., Manuar, M. B., Chakraborty, S., & Ghosh, K. (2014). A case of swine flu superinfected with carbapenem resistant Klebsiella. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 5(3), 120–122. https://doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v5i3.8589

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Case Reports