Outbreak of a multiresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strain in an intensive care unit: antibiotic use as risk factor for colonization and infection.

@article{Asensio2000OutbreakOA,
  title={Outbreak of a multiresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strain in an intensive care unit: antibiotic use as risk factor for colonization and infection.},
  author={Anabel Asensio and Artur Oliver and Paulino Gonz{\'a}lez-Diego and Fernando Baquero and Jos{\'e} Claudio P{\'e}rez-D{\'i}az and Philippe Ros and J. Aedo Cobo and Mafalda Palacios and D Lasheras and Rafael Cant{\'o}n},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={55-60}
}
An observational study was undertaken to describe a nosocomial outbreak caused by multiresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (MRKP). Ten patients in the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) at a hospital in Madrid were colonized by or infected with MRKP from October 1997 to April 1998. Thirty-two patients with MRKP-negative surveillance cultures who were admitted to the ICU during the outbreak period were selected as control patients. Random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis of MRKP isolates revealed… CONTINUE READING