Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa outbreak in an intensive care unit of a teaching hospital

Ana C. Gales, Patrícia L. Torres, Dominique S. O. Vilarinho, Renata S. Melo, Claudinéia F. L. Silva, Rosângela F. Cereda
2004 Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases  
The genetic similarity of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains isolated in the Hospital Universitário São Francisco, Bragança Paulista, São Paulo, Brasil, was evaluated by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). A unique clone was detected among 5 of 7 isolates, suggesting that cross-contamination might have played a role in the spread of carbapenemresistant P. aeruginosa strains. Interestingly, a similar PFGE pattern was encountered in a P. aeruginosa strain isolated from
more » ... isolated from Hospital São Paulo that was used as a PFGE control.
doi:10.1590/s1413-86702004000400001 pmid:15565256 fatcat:iezgqkmbqzfg5di6grauydk4qm