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Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Jul 1;33(1):126-8. Epub 2001 May 23.

Control of an outbreak of infection due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase--producing Escherichia coli in a liver transplantation unit.

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Infectious Disease Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Abstract

We report an outbreak of infection due to genotypically identical extended-spectrum beta-lactamase--producing Escherichia coli among patients in a liver transplantation unit. Control of the outbreak was achieved by a combination of contact isolation, feedback on hand hygiene, and gut decontamination with an orally administered fluoroquinolone. These interventions led to abrupt curtailment of the outbreak.

PMID:
11389506
DOI:
10.1086/320882
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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