Nosocomial outbreak of enterobacter gergoviae bacteremia in a neonatal intensive care unit

Ganeswire, R. and Thong, Kwai Lin and Puthucheary, S.D. (2002) Nosocomial outbreak of enterobacter gergoviae bacteremia in a neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Hospital Infection. pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

A nosocomial outbreak of bacteremia, caused by Enterobacter gergoviae infected 11 babies, nine of whom were premature, were investigated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), of a general hospital in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The strain that was isolated from the babies was also isolated from the dextrose saline used for the dilution of parenteral antibiotics and from the hands of a healthcare worker on duty in the nursery. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) of XbaI-digested chromosomal DNA confirmed a possible cross-contamination of parenteral dextrose saline and the healthcare worker. Prompt and effective control measures were initiated within NICU and the nosocomial infection of E. gergoviae was brought to an abrupt end. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first documented outbreak of E. gergoviae in the NICU in a hospital in the state of Johor, Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enterobacter Gergoviae Bacteremia
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Kwai Lin Thong
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 04:06
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 06:33
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9953

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