Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

J. J. Earnshaw*, A. W. Clark, B. T. Thom

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Abstract

In a 12 week period five patients developed gentamicin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopan-creatography with the same endoscope. The organism was subsequently cultured from the endoscopic apparatus. The cases are discussed and the importance of adequate disinfection of endoscopes is re-iterated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1985
Externally publishedYes

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