Case 1

Patient #1, Tom Patterson, a 68 year old male, developed a multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infected pancreatic pseudocyst. Despite multiple antibiotic courses, the patient deteriorated over a four month period and became comatose. Bacteriophage therapy was administered. A marked improvement in the patient’s condition was observed within 48 hours of starting intravenous therapy. Following 11 weeks of therapy, the patient made a full recovery. This case was published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy as “Development and Use of Personalized Bacteriophage-Based Therapeutic Cocktails to Treat a Patient with a Disseminated Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Infection” (Schooley 2017).