Nosocomial infection with highly resistant, Proteus rettgeri. Report of an epidemic.

@article{Kaslow1976NosocomialIW,
  title={Nosocomial infection with highly resistant, Proteus rettgeri. Report of an epidemic.},
  author={Richard A. Kaslow and James O Lindsey and Alan L. Bisno and Allan Price},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1976},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={278-86}
}
Over 22-1/2 months an epidemic of at least 127 cases of nosocomial infection developed from a strain of Proteus rettgeri resistant to all antibiotics commonly tested in hospital laboratories. Although there were at least four cases of septicemia and one related death, the majority of cases consisted of asymptomatic bacteriuria or clinically mild urinary tract infection. Indwelling urinary tract devices and antibiotic therapy were important predisposing factors. Data supported an association… CONTINUE READING