A heterogeneous outbreak of Enterobacter cloacae and Serratia marcescens infections in a surgical intensive care unit.

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OBJECTIVE To investigate an outbreak of invasive disease due to Enterobacter cloacae and Serratia marcescens in a surgical intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis of restriction fragments was used to characterize the outbreak isolate genotypes. A retrospective cohort study of surgical ICU patients was conducted… (More)

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