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Am J Infect Control. 2011 Aug;39(6):521-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2010.08.020. Epub 2011 Apr 13.

Serratia marcescens bacteremia because of contaminated prefilled heparin and saline syringes: a multi-state report.

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University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030-4009, USA. rfchemaly@mdanderson.org

Abstract

A national outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteremia because of contaminated prefilled heparin and saline syringes led to their recall. We evaluated the clinical impact of this outbreak in 57 patients at 3 centers. All patients were symptomatic and were treated with intravenous antibiotics with a fatal outcome in 1 patient.

PMID:
21492963
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2010.08.020
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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