CRKP Superbug Symptoms

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January 26, 2011:
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What are the most common CRKP superbug symptoms?

Disease caught in nursing homes and long term care facilities

Symptoms of the CRKP superbug include night sweats, a cough with heavy phlegm (look for a rusty or burnt orange color) as well as chest pain, shortness of breath, and fever. People who are infected can develop respiratory infections, pneumonia, meningitis, and urinary tract infections.


The treatment for CRKP is also risky, since the only known antibiotic, Colistin  , can cause kidney and nerve damage, which can exacerbate other health issues, especially in the elderly populations that are struck by CRKP. Some medical authorities indicate that colisin may only be dangerous in high doses, so therefore people diagnosed with CRKP, considering the 40% mortality rate, may want to risk the treatment.


Prevention of the disease, similar to flu and cold prevention, involves washing hands and keeping hospital rooms clean.

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