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Lancet. 1988 May 7;1(8593):1038-41.

Epidemic multiresistant Escherichia coli infection in West Lambeth Health District.

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Department of Microbiology, St Thomas' Hospital, London.

Abstract

A year-long outbreak of multiresistant Escherichia coli K52 H1, predominantly serogroup O15, is reported from south east London. Most patients had urinary tract infections, some with septicaemia; but some cases of septicaemia were associated with pneumonia, meningitis, and endocarditis--unusual infections for E coli. 3 of these patients died. The organism was acquired in the community, and its source is still being investigated.

PMID:
2896879
DOI:
10.1016/s0140-6736(88)91853-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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