Outbreak of infection with Achromobacter xylosoxidans from contaminated intravascular pressure transducers

B. Gahrn-Hansen, P. Alstrup, R. Dessau, K. Fuursted, A. Knudsen, H. Olsen, H. Oxhøj, A. R. Petersen, A. Siboni, K. Siboni

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    Abstrakt

    Achromobacter xylosoxidans contaminating transducers caused 15 cases of hospital infection. In the eight patients with bacteraemia the interval from inoculation to fever was an average of 6·6 days. All the infected patients recovered. Computerization of laboratory records allowed retrieval of previous isolates, and review of clinical records focused the problem on patients with cardiac and aortic diseases. The problem arose from the re-use of disposable equipment after disinfection with a benzalcone.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)1-6
    Antal sider6
    TidsskriftJournal of Hospital Infection
    Vol/bind12
    Udgave nummer1
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - jul. 1988

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