The first imported case of extensively drug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi infection in Taiwan and the antimicrobial therapy


Po-Yu Liu, Kung-Ching Wang, Yu-Ping Hong, Bo-Han Chen, Zhi-Yuan Shi, Chien-Shun Chiou


The first imported case of XDR typhoid fever in Taiwan contracted with a bacterial strain, which was most closely related to the blaCTX-M-15-carrying strains linked to Pakistan. Meropenem, in combination with an antimicrobial with intracellular activity against Salmonella, should be used for the treatment of XDR typhoid fever.

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