Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection associated with contamination of a flexible bronchoscope.

@article{Diazgranados2009OutbreakOP,
  title={Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection associated with contamination of a flexible bronchoscope.},
  author={Carlos A Diazgranados and Marolyn Y Jones and Thiphasone Kongphet-Tran and Nancy White and Mark Shapiro and Yun F Wayne Wang and Susan M. Ray and Henry M Blumberg},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={550-5}
}
BACKGROUND A cluster of patients with respiratory cultures positive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa with a unique antibiogram was observed during June and July 2007 at a 1,000-bed urban teaching hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. These P. aeruginosa isolates were recovered from bronchoscopically obtained specimens. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed to assess whether the cluster was associated with exposure to a particular bronchoscope (B1); cultures from specimens from the bronchoscopes and… CONTINUE READING
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