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Am J Infect Control. 2012 Dec;40(10):e265-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.06.007.

Cluster or coincidence? An unusual cause of surgical site infections in adult trauma patients.

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado-Denver, CO 80204, USA.


Mycoplasma hominis is a bacteria that colonizes and infects the genitourinary tract; extragenital infections are not common. Three surgical site infections because of M hominis in immunocompetent adult trauma patients were detected at our facility in a 6-month time period. We investigated this case series and hypothesize transmission based on common exposures.

Copyright © 2012 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

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