Case 30

Patient #30 is 84 years old with a past medical history of dementia, hyperlipidemia, s/p pacemaker placement, cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and hypertension with protein losing nephropathy. The patient was admitted with acute respiratory failure. Chest x-ray showed bilateral atypical infiltrates and fibrotic scarring in the right upper lobe. A urine sample collected on 20Oct2020 showed CRAB (Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii) infection. The patient received one dose of phage therapy and all subsequent urine, blood, wound, and sputum cultures tested negative. No adverse events were reported as related to phage therapy. The patient was discharged on 28Oct2020.