A 70-year-old woman died after being infected with a superbugia resistant to all antibiotics approved in the United States. It is more of a worrying case of resistance to these drugs.
The woman died from the infection acquired from a resistant superbug, to all antimicrobial drugs allowed in the United States. Although this case goes back to August of last year, it is only now that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced this event.
According to a press release, this woman was infected with the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae, during a trip to India. The woman returned to the United States ill, and did not respond positively to any of the 26 types of antibiotics prescribed for the treatment of the infection. The case further raises concerns about the growing resistance of the human body to these drugs.
The first diagnosis made by the doctors was that the woman had a systemic inflammatory response syndrome – an inflammation that affects the whole organism causing a decrease in the number of leukocytes (or white blood cells that the body uses to fight against foreign agents), increased frequency and respiratory rate and increased body temperature. Later, however, he still showed signs of a seroma in the hip, an accumulation of fluid next to a scar made in New Delhi. This is why you may have been infected by then.
About two weeks after the hospitalization in the Washoe County Health District in early September 2016, the woman could not resist the damage caused by the inflammation created by the bacterium and eventually died.
Among the antibiotics given to women are all drugs approved by the US health authorities that were intended to be used in severe cases of resistance to traditional medicines. The enterobacterium was stronger, causing the woman to develop a septic shock.