Measures for infection control in a Carbapenam-resistant Enterobacteriae carrier post open heart surgery in the cardiac intensive care unit: A case report

Gurpreet Singh 1 * , Simon Jerome Vendargon 1, Syed Rasul G. Syed Hamid 1, Masliza Zaid 2
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1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
2 Department of Infectious Disease, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
* Corresponding Author
J CLIN MED KAZ, Volume 3, Issue 57, pp. 45-47. https://doi.org/10.23950/1812-2892-JCMK-00757
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ABSTRACT

The prevalence of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection in a hospital setting is on the rise. Once infected, it is associated with increased morbidity as well as mortality. The common isolates of a Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection is Klebsiella pneumoniae. In this case report, we discussed on a patient who is a Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae carrier that underwent an open heart surgery in a government hospital in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. On the whole, our objectives were to identify risk factors that warrants a patient to be screened for Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infection and once a Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infected patient is detected, what are the measures that can be implemented to prevent and  control spread of infection particularly in the intensive care unit setting.

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Singh G, Vendargon SJ, Hamid SRGS, Zaid M. Measures for infection control in a Carbapenam-resistant Enterobacteriae carrier post open heart surgery in the cardiac intensive care unit: A case report. Journal of Clinical Medicine of Kazakhstan. 2020;3(57):45-7. https://doi.org/10.23950/1812-2892-JCMK-00757

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