Kluyvera infections in the pediatric population

J. Elliot Carter, Javier A. Laurini, Kelly N. Mizell

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In pediatric patients, Kluyvera spp. has emerged as a cause of disease ranging from soft tissue infections to sepsis with multiorgan failure. Successful treatment options include third-generation cephalosporins, tetracycline, aminoglycosides, and fluoroquinolones, but resistance to first- and second-generation cephalosporins persists. Clinicians should be aware of the spectrum of disease and increasing clinical importance associated with this emerging pathogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)839-841
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Infection
  • Kluyvera
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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