Outbreak of Pseudomonas fluorescens bloodstream infection in a coronary care unit

N. Benito, B. Mirelis, M. Luz Gálvez, M. Vila, J. López-Contreras, A. Cotura, V. Pomar, F. March, F. Navarro, P. Coll, M. Gurguí

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An outbreak of Pseudomonas fluorescens infection in six patients in a coronary care unit was associated with a source not previously reported, namely the ice bath used for cardiac output determinations. Outbreaks of pseudobacteraemia caused by P. fluorescens and occasional blood transfusion-associated bloodstream infection (BSI) have been described. However, during the last two decades, two outbreaks of P. fluorescens BSI have been described and this article reports a third. Isolation of P. fluorescens in blood cultures must alert clinicians to the possibility of contamination of infusate, lock solutions or catheter flush. © 2012 The Healthcare Infection Society.
Idioma originalEnglish
Pàgines (de-a)286-289
Nombre de pàgines4
RevistaJournal of Hospital Infection
Volum82
Número4
DOIs
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 1 de des. 2012

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