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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1994 Dec;15(12):757-8.

A pseudo-epidemic involving bone allografts.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence 02903.

Abstract

Preimplantation cultures of four sterile bone allograft specimens grew Comomonas acidovorans and Pseudomonas species. An epidemiological investigation, including molecular subtyping methods, revealed that the allograft specimens were contaminated in a microbiology laboratory sonicator water bath.

PMID:
7890923
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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