An 18-case outbreak of drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriemia in hematology patients.

@article{Micol2006An1O,
  title={An 18-case outbreak of drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteriemia in hematology patients.},
  author={Jean Baptiste Micol and St{\'e}phane de Botton and Romain Gui{\'e}ze and Val{\'e}rie Coiteux and St{\'e}phane Darr{\'e} and Rodrigue Dessein and Olivier Leroy and Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha and Bruno Quesnel and Francis Bauters and Gilles Beaucaire and Serge Alfandari},
  journal={Haematologica},
  year={2006},
  volume={91 8},
  pages={1134-8}
}
We retrospectively identified an outbreak of 18 episodes of P. aeruginosa bacteriemia in 17 patients with hematologic malignancies in 2004. All strains were ticarcillin I/R, 77% ciprofloxacin I/R, 72% ceftazidime I/R, 72% amikacin I/R and 50% imipenem I/R. The outbreak was multiclonal. Colistin was employed for documented therapy in ten cases including seven in which it was the only active drug. Outcomes were resolution of infection in 12 out of 18 episodes (67%), and death in six cases, five… CONTINUE READING