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Successful treatment of antibiotic resistant bone infection with phages and antibiotics

Nir-Paz R, Gelman D, Khouri  A et al. Successful treatment of antibiotic resistant poly-microbial bone infection with bacteriophages and antibiotics combination // Clinical Infectious Diseases, Published: 14 March 2019, ciz222. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz222

A patient with a trauma-related left tibial infection associated with XDR Acinetobacter baumannii and MDR Klebsiella pneumoniae was treated with bacteriophages and antibiotics.

Tissue healing and eradication of positive cultures were rapidly observed.

As a result, the patient's leg did not have to be amputated and he is undergoing rehabilitation.