Monoclonal outbreak of catheter-related bacteraemia by Ralstonia mannitolilytica on two haemato-oncology wards.

@article{Grbner2007MonoclonalOO,
  title={Monoclonal outbreak of catheter-related bacteraemia by Ralstonia mannitolilytica on two haemato-oncology wards.},
  author={Sabine Gr{\"o}bner and Peter Heeg and I. Autenrieth and Berit Schulte},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2007},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={539-44}
}
BACKGROUND Ralstonia mannitolilytica is a non-fermentative, gram-negative bacterium isolated infrequently from clinical samples. However, within a period of 11 weeks five inpatients of the tertiary care hospital of the University of Tübingen developed clinical signs of infection and R. mannitolilytica was cultivated from blood samples of all patients suggesting an outbreak. METHODS Blood cultures and one catheter tip were analysed by standard microbiological procedures. Genetic relatedness of… CONTINUE READING
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