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J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Apr;51(4):1237-40. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02157-12. Epub 2013 Jan 9.

Molecular epidemiological surveillance of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in a pediatric population of patients with cystic fibrosis and determination of risk factors for infection with the Houston-1 strain.

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Department of Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. raluna@bcm.edu

Abstract

Multiyear molecular epidemiological surveillance of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MRPA) in a pediatric cystic fibrosis care center identified an endemic MRPA strain (Houston-1). Recent hospitalization was found to be a statistically significant risk factor for acquisition of the endemic strain. Multiple infection control improvements led to the reduced incidence of the Houston-1 strain in the CF population.

PMID:
23303498
PMCID:
PMC3666811
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.02157-12
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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