An outbreak of Enterobacter hormaechei infection and colonization in an intensive care nursery.

@article{Wenger1997AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of Enterobacter hormaechei infection and colonization in an intensive care nursery.},
  author={Pascal Wenger and Jerome I. Tokars and Paul Brennan and Carol Samel and Lorna Bland and Maureen Jane Miller and L V Carson and Matt Arduino and Paul Edelstein and S M Aguero and Cathy Riddle and C. P. O'Hara and William Jarvis},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={1997},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={1243-4}
}
Enterobacter hormaechei was first identified as a unique species in 1989. Between 29 November 1992 and 17 March 1993, an outbreak of E. hormaechei occurred among premature infants in the intensive care nursery (ICN) at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The 10 infants whose cultures were positive for E. hormaechei (six were infected and four were colonized) had a lower median estimated gestational age and birth weight than did other ICN infants; other risk factors for infection or… CONTINUE READING
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