A plasma expander-related Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak.


Nine patients developed P. aeruginosa bloodstream infection (BSI) in a neurosurgical intensive care unit (NSICU) during a 2-month period. Environmental strains were isolated from a plasma-expander solution and tap water. All clinical and plasma-expander strains displayed the same PFGE pattern, whereas the water strains were unrelated to the outbreak.

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@article{Orsi2006APE, title={A plasma expander-related Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak.}, author={Giovanni Battista Orsi and Paolo Villari and Vanessa Mondillo and Massimo Fabiani and Carolina Marzuillo and Adrio Penni and Mario Venditti}, journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases}, year={2006}, volume={38 11-12}, pages={1085-8} }