How and why to monitor Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in the long term at a cystic fibrosis centre.

@article{Kalferstova2016HowAW,
  title={How and why to monitor Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in the long term at a cystic fibrosis centre.},
  author={Lucie Kalferstova and K Vilimovska Dedeckova and M Antuskova and Oto Melter and Pavel Drevinek},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2016},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={54-60}
}
BACKGROUND Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major cystic fibrosis (CF) pathogen causing chronic respiratory infections and posing a risk for cross-infection between patients with CF. AIM To propose an algorithm for long-term surveillance of P. aeruginosa and assess its suitability for monitoring the epidemiological situation at a CF centre with approximately 300 patients. METHODS Over a nine-year period, over 300 P. aeruginosa isolates from 131 infected patients were tested by multi-locus… CONTINUE READING
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