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J Hosp Infect. 2005 May;60(1):14-8.

Investigation of a nosocomial outbreak of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase VEB-1-producing isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii in a hospital setting.

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Centre inter-r├ęgional de lutte contre l'infection nosocomiale (C-CLIN Nord), Institut des Cordeliers, 15 rue de l'Ecole de M├ędecine, 75006 Paris, France. acarbonn@bhdc.jussieu.fr

Abstract

A nosocomial outbreak of epidemiologically related VEB-1 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii occurred in 33 patients in an intensive care unit. A case-control study identified previous treatment with third-generation cephalosporins as the only risk factor for A. baumannii acquisition. Rationale for antibiotic use should be strengthened.

PMID:
15823651
DOI:
10.1016/j.jhin.2004.07.027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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