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Lancet. 1990 Nov 3;336(8723):1094-6.

Person-to-person transmission of Pseudomonas cepacia between patients with cystic fibrosis.

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Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19129.

Abstract

Ribotyping, a method of strain identification based on analysis of bacterial genomic restriction fragment length polymorphisms, was used to investigate the acquisition of Pseudomonas cepacia by a patient with cystic fibrosis. Analysis of isolates recovered from the index patient and his contacts showed person-to-person transmission of this opportunist organism. This documentation of the transmission of P cepacia from one cystic fibrosis patient to another suggests that measures to limit the acquisition of the pathogen by patients with cystic fibrosis may be worth while.

PMID:
1977981
DOI:
10.1016/0140-6736(90)92571-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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