e coli ESBL+ urinary infection
April 12, 2012 10:28 PM Subscribe
After multiple knee surgeries, my mom was just diagnosed with e coli ESBL+ infection.
posted by Mike Mongo to Health & Fitness (6 answers total)
My age-67 mom had a knee surgery twelve weeks ago. A week later, the tendon snapped. She had another surgery. A week later, the tendon came undone again. Third surgery got infected. (It was thought to be HA MRSA and treated as such—latest diagnosis was that it was a type of "yeast" infection.)
Infection ate away tendon. Fourth surgery to install "steel cable" in place of tendon and insert antibiotic beads. Fifth surgery to debreed and removed beads.
Now, after using a catheter to pee and experiencing discomfort last night, her urine was tested and came up positive for e coli ESBL+. She was moved into quarantine hours ago.
What should my concern level be?
PS she is 5'2", 220lbs, has MS, and type-2 diabetes.
Help, hivemind. Help.