An outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia and bloodstream infection associated with intermittent otitis externa in a healthcare worker.

@article{Zawacki2004AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia and bloodstream infection associated with intermittent otitis externa in a healthcare worker.},
  author={Anne Zawacki and Edward O'Rourke and Gail A. Potter-Bynoe and Ann B Macone and Stephan Harbarth and Donald A. Goldmann},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 12},
  pages={1083-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia and bloodstream infection among four neonates, determine risk factors for infection, and implement preventive strategies. DESIGN Retrospective case finding; prospective surveillance cultures of patients, personnel, and environmental sites; molecular typing by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; and a matched case-control study. PATIENTS AND SETTING Neonates in the level-III neonatal intensive care unit of a tertiary… CONTINUE READING

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