Investigation and Control of an Outbreak of Imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Infection in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

@article{Hong2012InvestigationAC,
  title={Investigation and Control of an Outbreak of Imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Infection in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit},
  author={Ki Bae Hong and Hyang Soon Oh and Jeong Suk Song and Ji-hee Lim and Dong-ki Kang and Ihn Suk Son and June-Dong Park and Eui Chong Kim and Hoan Jong Lee and Eun Hwa Choi},
  journal={The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={31},
  pages={685–690}
}
  • Ki Bae Hong, H. Oh, E. Choi
  • Published 1 July 2012
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Background: This study investigated the clinical details and epidemiology of the imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (IRAB) outbreak that occurred at a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), and describes successful outcome of the implemented infection control measures. Methods: With the recognition of 3 clustered cases with IRAB bacteremia at the PICU of Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, Korea, from August to September 2010, the following outbreak control strategies were… 
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