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  1. Nosocomial outbreak of severe Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in haematological patients.

    Article - En anglais

    From June to September 1988, an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in neutropenic patients admitted to the Haematological Wards of « Ospedali Riuniti » in Bergamo, Italy, was detected.

    Out of 11 cases of P. aeroginosa infections, 8 were bacteremic.

    Of these, 7 died within few days of onset (mortality rate: 87.5%). Consequently, possible sources of injection were investigated, and moist areas of the hospital environment were shown to be highly contaminated by P. aeruginosa.

    A clinical and microbiological follow-up of patients admitted to the Haematological Wards was performed for a 10 month period following the outbreak.

    Adequate measures for cleaning and disinfection were shown to reduce the frequency of P. aeruginosa hospital infections.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Bactériose, Infection, Hôpital, Foyer infectieux, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonadaceae, Pseudomonadales, Bactérie, Homme, Neutropénie, Hémopathie, Leucopénie, Hygiène, Italie, Europe, Infection nosocomiale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Bacteriosis, Infection, Hospital, Infectious focus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonadaceae, Pseudomonadales, Bacteria, Human, Neutropenia, Hemopathy, Leukopenia, Hygiene, Italy, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0649873

    Code Inist : 002B05B02N. Création : 199406.