Antibiotic-Resistant Infections and Treatment Challenges in the Immunocompromised Host.

Research paper by Donald M DM Dumford, Marion M Skalweit

Indexed on: 22 May '16Published on: 22 May '16Published in: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America


This article reviews antibiotic resistance and treatment of bacterial infections in the growing number of patients who are immunocompromised: solid organ transplant recipients, the neutropenic host, and persons with human immunodeficiency virus and AIDS. Specific mechanisms of resistance in both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, as well as newer treatment options are addressed elsewhere, and are only briefly discussed in the context of the immunocompromised host.