An outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa because of inadequate disinfection procedures in a urology unit: A pulsedfield gel electrophoresis-based epidemiologic study


Kayabas U., Bayraktar M., OTLU B., Ugras M., ERSOY Y., BAYINDIR Y., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, vol.36, no.1, pp.33-38, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajic.2007.03.003
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-38

Abstract

Background: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen causing nosocomial infections in many hospitals. We aimed to investigate the source of urinary tract infections by determining clonal relationship of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE).