A suspected hospital outbreak of pseudobacteremia due to Pseudomonas stutzeri

T. F. Keys, L. J. Melton, M. D. Maker, D. M. Ilstrup

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume147
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983

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Pseudomonas stutzeri
Soaps
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Hospital Formularies
Bacteremia
Skin

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Keys, T. F., Melton, L. J., Maker, M. D., & Ilstrup, D. M. (1983). A suspected hospital outbreak of pseudobacteremia due to Pseudomonas stutzeri. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 147(3), 489-493.

A suspected hospital outbreak of pseudobacteremia due to Pseudomonas stutzeri. / Keys, T. F.; Melton, L. J.; Maker, M. D.; Ilstrup, D. M.

In: Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 147, No. 3, 1983, p. 489-493.

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Keys, TF, Melton, LJ, Maker, MD & Ilstrup, DM 1983, 'A suspected hospital outbreak of pseudobacteremia due to Pseudomonas stutzeri', Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 147, no. 3, pp. 489-493.
Keys, T. F. ; Melton, L. J. ; Maker, M. D. ; Ilstrup, D. M. / A suspected hospital outbreak of pseudobacteremia due to Pseudomonas stutzeri. In: Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1983 ; Vol. 147, No. 3. pp. 489-493.
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