Use of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in infection control issues concerning Burkholderia cepacia

Adam Jenney, Lisa Liolios, Denis Spelman, Philip Russo, John Wilson, Steven Wesselingh, Tom Kotsimbos

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Abstract

There was concern that nosocomial person-to-person transmission of Burkholderia cepacia had occurred when two patients with cystic fibrosis shared a bathroom. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis demonstrated that the two isolates were unrelated. Subsequent testing of 34 stored isolates of B. cepacia demonstrated that no particular clone predominated in our hospital.

LanguageEnglish
Pages624-626
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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