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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Journal of Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - Sep 1970|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy
- Infectious Diseases