Outbreaks of contaminated broncho-alveolar lavage related to intrinsically defective bronchoscopes.

@article{Ctre2005OutbreaksOC,
  title={Outbreaks of contaminated broncho-alveolar lavage related to intrinsically defective bronchoscopes.},
  author={J-C C{\^e}tre and M W Nicolle and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Salord and Maurice P{\'e}rol and Sylvestre Tigaud and Griffith David and Monique Bourjault and Philippe Vanhems},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2005},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={39-45}
}
From 5 March 2001 to 19 October 2001, outbreaks of broncho-alveolar lavage (BAL) contamination with Enterobacteraceae were detected in our 700-bed institution. We report the investigation of these outbreaks. A case was defined as the occurrence of pairs of specific Enterobacteraceae in BAL specimens among any patients who underwent bronchoscopy in the… CONTINUE READING