Case 42

April 20, 2021

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Patient 42 is a 41 year-old female patient who underwent plastic surgical care for over 7 years. 15 years prior she had an injection of industrial silicone oil to her buttocks and lower back as part of her gender reassignment procedures. In the previous 7 years, she suffered multiple infections of the affected regions and […]

Case 21

June 30, 2020

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Patient #21, a 69 year-old male with a history of ischemic heart disease and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.  He was admitted in November 2019 with malignant otitis and mastoiditis on his left ear due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The patient was discharged on Dec 1st and readmitted with the same issue on Dec 8th suggesting failure on antibiotics.  On Dec 19th, he had […]

Case 20

June 30, 2020

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Patient #20 was a 10 year-old female with an inherited genetic dilated cardiomyopathy and had a Berlin heart inserted in January 2019. She had a prolonged hospital course that included colonization with Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Clostridum difficile toxin-associated colitis and almost persistent bacteremia with P. aeruginosa. She recieved seven weeks of a single […]

Case 15

June 30, 2020

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Patient #15, a 46-year-old male who had multiple trauma 25 years ago during his service in the military. During this time, he had multiple prolonged admissions to the hospital where he eventually developed Pseudomonas aeruginosa osteomyletis in his left tibia. The most recent imaging at the site of infection suggested that the P. aeruginosa had […]

Case 7

June 30, 2020

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Patient #7, a 41 year old male who sustained multiple traumas including the left knee. He developed a post-operative wound infection with multidrug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae and Acinetobacter baumannii. A second muscle flap surgery was performed in a final attempt to save the patient’s leg. Following surgery, the patient received a two week course of intravenous bacteriophage therapy. […]