Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa surgical site infections after arthroscopic procedures: Texas, 2009.

@article{Tosh2011OutbreakOP,
  title={Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa surgical site infections after arthroscopic procedures: Texas, 2009.},
  author={Pritish K. Tosh and Maureen Disbot and Jonathan Duffy and Marc L Boom and Gary Heseltine and Arjun Srinivasan and Carolyn V. Gould and Sandra I. Berr{\'i}os-Torres},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={1179-86}
}
SETTING Seven organ/space surgical site infections (SSIs) that occurred after arthroscopic procedures and were due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa of indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns occurred at hospital X in Texas from April 22, 2009, through May 7, 2009. OBJECTIVE To determine the source of the outbreak and prevent future infections. DESIGN Infection control observations and a case-control study. METHODS Laboratory records were reviewed for case finding. A… CONTINUE READING