ECCMID18: Piperacillin-tazobactam should be avoided for bloodstream infections caused by ceftriaxone-resistant E. coli and K. pneumoniae

The antibiotic combination treatment piperacillin-tazobactam has been demonstrated to be significantly less effective than meropenem in treating potentially fatal blood infections caused by ceftriaxone-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. These results, from the MERINO trial, were presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID; 21–24 April, Madrid, Spain) today.
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