Intravenous administration of carbenicillin for septicemia due to pseudomonas aeruginosa following thermal injury

P. William Curreri, Robert B. Lindberg, Frank C. Divincenti, Basil A. Pruitt

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Twenty-one thermally injured patients with septi­cemia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa were treated with large intravenous doses of carbenicillin. Four­teen patients (67%) expired as a result of pro­gressive sepsis. Four patients harbored resistant organisms initially, and in 5 patients resistant or­ganisms emerged during therapy. Clinical and ra­diologic responses in the 7 survivors were noted within 48-100 hr, and the clinical improvement was dramatic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S40-S43
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
StatePublished - Sep 1970


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  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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