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Use of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in infection control issues concerning Burkholderia cepacia

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posted on 2003-08-01, 00:00 authored by A Jenney, L Liolios, D Spelman, Philip RussoPhilip Russo, J Wilson, S Wesselingh, T Kotsimbos
There was concern that nosocomial person-to-person transmission of Burkholderia cepacia had occurred when two patients with cystic fibrosis shared a bathroom. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis demonstrated that the two isolates were unrelated. Subsequent testing of 34 stored isolates of B. cepacia demonstrated that no particular clone predominated in our hospital.

History

Journal

Infection control and hospital epidemiology

Volume

24

Issue

8

Pagination

624 - 626

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Location

United States

ISSN

0899-823X

Language

eng

Publication classification

CN.1 Other journal article