This report describes the treatment of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-3-producing multidrug-resistant K. pneumoniae with ceftazidime/avibactam (CAZ-AVI) in a patient who developed postneurosurgical meningitis and bacteremia. Therapeutic drug monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid and blood samples demonstrated CAZ-AVI concentration levels 20-fold greater than the minimum inhibitory concentration in the first 60 minutes postinfusion, providing evidence for the utility of CAZ-AVI in treating KPC-Klebsiella pneumoniae central nervous system infections.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology
- Antimicrobial resistance
- CNS infections
- Therapeutic drug monitoring