Nosocomial Infections with Aeromonas hydrophila from Leeches.

@article{Sartor2002NosocomialIW,
  title={Nosocomial Infections with Aeromonas hydrophila from Leeches.},
  author={C. Sartor and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Limouzin-Perotti and R. Legr{\'e} and D. Casanova and M. Bongrand and R. Sambuc and M. Drancourt},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2002},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={
          E1-5
        }
}
The manner in which leeches are maintained before they are used for therapy has not been studied as a factor contributing to nosocomial infections. A 5-year retrospective survey of Aeromonas hydrophila nosocomial infections at a hospital in Marseille, France, revealed infections in 5 (4.1%) of an estimated 122 patients treated with leeches in the Hand Surgery Unit and 2 (2.4%) of an estimated 85 patients treated with leeches in other hospital units. The retrospective survey showed that the Hand… Expand
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