Molecular epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in an SCT unit

@article{Fanci2009MolecularEI,
  title={Molecular epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in an SCT unit},
  author={Rosa Fanci and Benedetta Bartolozzi and Simona Sergi and Enrico Casalone and Patrizia Pecile and Daniela Cecconi and Roberta Mannino and Francesca Donnarumma and Ana Garc{\'i}a Le{\'o}n and Stefano Guidi and Pierluigi Nicoletti and Giorgio Mastromei and Alberto Bosi},
  journal={Bone Marrow Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={335-338}
}
From May to October 2006, six severe Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections were diagnosed in patients undergoing SCT in the SCT unit of the Careggi hospital (Florence, Italy). Four of the infected patients were treated consecutively in the same room (room N). On the hypothesis of a possible environmental source of infection, samples were collected from different sites that had potential for cross-contamination throughout the SCT unit, including the electrolytic chloroxidant disinfectant used for… CONTINUE READING

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