Pseudomonas stutzeri was recovered from blood cultures of 24 patients from 1977 through 1979 at one Mayo Clinic-affiliated hospital. During the investigation it was determined that aqueous green soap- used throughout the hospital to prepare the skin for iv insertions - had probably become contaminated with P. stutzeri. The use of aqueous green soap was discontinued, but eight additional cases of pseudobacteremia occurred in 1980-1981 and one case occurred in 1982. With one exception, all of the patients appeared to have pseudobacteremia rather than true bacteremia; the outbreak ceased only after aqueous green soap was deleted as a standard stock item from the hospital formulary.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Infectious Diseases|
|State||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health