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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Another super-bug 

I just found out about another super-bug -- a new kind of pneumonia coming soon to an intensive care ward near you! Whitecoat says
The infection is resistant to most antibiotics and about 40% of infected patients die. But hey – keep popping those Zithromax and Levaquin prescriptions for your coughs and nasal congestion. CRKP is already resistant to those. The only thing that will cure it is colistin which, in one study, caused renal failure in 27% of patients who took it.
The good news just never stops.

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