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Old Sat Apr 6, 2019, 11:40 AM
shadowii shadowii is offline
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bacterial infection:klebsiella

well the doctors have confirmed that his fever is the result of an infection.
They don't seem worried and caught it early but I am freaking out because I put that bacteria in with stem cell transplant and found huge mortality rate articles.

PLEASE tell me someone on this forum has had this, post-transplant

they caught it early and its resistant to some anti-biotics but not meropenen which they are using

edit: infectious disease doctor is not worried, believes the antibiotics will clear it up in a few days

Last edited by shadowii : Sat Apr 6, 2019 at 04:20 PM.
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Old Sat Apr 6, 2019, 05:18 PM
Meri T. Meri T. is offline
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Dear Shadowii,

I had fever post transplant, around day +24-27, it cleared up after antibiotics. When the white blood cells grow, there will be marked improvement in battling infections. Hope this helps.

Female born 1965, diagnosed MDS RAEB1 in August 2016, watch and wait for 9 months. Sibling match - Stem cell transplant in June 2017. Some GVHD skin, liver, stomach, esophagus.
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Old Sun Apr 7, 2019, 10:20 AM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
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In my experience, post-transplant patients are watched very closely, because followup care is so important to success.

After her transplant, my wife and I made many unscheduled trips back to the healthcare center when she had any new or changed symptoms, and every one was successfully taken care of.

You're doing the right thing to call attention to any issues that show up. Don't be shy about bringing up any new problems, even seemingly minor ones, with the doctors.
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Old Sun Apr 7, 2019, 03:47 PM
DanL DanL is offline
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I have had Klebsiella infections twice post transplant. The first time I was in the hospital and had just received my new stem cells. Doctors caught it early and it was cleared up within three days. The second time was related to my trifusion port about 2 years later. Fortunately it was when I was in for treatment that the infection spiked, so once again it was caught early and cleared up.

The funny thing about transplant related infections is that they have as high or higher mortality rate in the general population as compared to the transplant patients because doctors are looking for them to happen, so treatment begins more quickly and is more effective.

That being said, always treat fevers and illness symptoms seriously as a caregiver and patient because they can get out of hand quickly with the compromised immune system.

MDS RCMD w/grade 2-3 fibrosis. Allo-MUD Feb 26, 2014. Relapsed August 2014. Free and clear of MDS since November 2014 after treatment with Vidaza and Rituxan. Experiencing autoimmune attack on CNS thought to be GVHD, some gut, skin and ocular cGVHD. Neuropathy over 80% of body.
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Old Mon Apr 8, 2019, 12:44 PM
shadowii shadowii is offline
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welp, his temp is back to normal and doctors are very happy, looks like the antibiotics are working in cleaning the bacteria out.

Thanks for the comments everyone very helpful/comforting

edit: as of Tuesday morning its still there, but it is not growing

Edit: as of Thursday it’s gone!

Last edited by shadowii : Thu Apr 11, 2019 at 03:31 PM.
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Old Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:44 PM
Emily59 Emily59 is offline
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YEAH! Thx for sharing your good news.
Diagnosed with MDS-EB2 December 2017. Stem cell transplant completed August 2018.
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