Increase in hospital-acquired bloodstream infections caused by extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in a large French teaching hospital

@article{Drieux2008IncreaseIH,
  title={Increase in hospital-acquired bloodstream infections caused by extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in a large French teaching hospital},
  author={Laurence Drieux and Florence Brossier and O. Duquesnoy and Alexandra Aubry and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Robert and Wladimir Sougakoff and M. Lecso-Bornet and Vincent Jarlier},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={491-498}
}
Our goal was to determine the characteristics and the mode of acquisition of healthcare-associated bacteraemia due to CTX-M-producing Escherichia coli in a 1,800-bed hospital. Sixteen extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli strains were collected between 2001 and 2006 from patients with bloodstream infections. The incidence density of these infections increased from 0.002 to 0.02 per 1,000 days of hospitalisation during the study period. Most of the strains (87%) produced a CTX-M… CONTINUE READING