A multistate outbreak of Serratia marcescens bloodstream infection associated with contaminated intravenous magnesium sulfate from a compounding pharmacy.

@article{Sunenshine2007AMO,
  title={A multistate outbreak of Serratia marcescens bloodstream infection associated with contaminated intravenous magnesium sulfate from a compounding pharmacy.},
  author={Rebecca H. Sunenshine and Esther T. Tan and Dawn M. Terashita and Bette J. Jensen and Marilyn A. Kacica and Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett and Judith A Noble-Wang and Michael J. Palmieri and Dianna J. Bopp and Daniel B. Jernigan and Sophia Kazakova and Eddy A. Bresnitz and Christina G. Tan and L. Clifford Mcdonald},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={527-33}
}
BACKGROUND In contrast to pharmaceutical manufacturers, compounding pharmacies adhere to different quality-control standards, which may increase the likelihood of undetected outbreaks. In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention received reports of cases of Serratia marcescens bloodstream infection occurring in patients who underwent cardiac surgical procedures in Los Angeles, California, and in New Jersey. An investigation was initiated to determine whether there was a common… CONTINUE READING

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