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A nosocomial epidemic of Serratia liquefaciens urinary tract infection after cystometry.

Authors
  • Serruys-Schoutens, E
  • Rost, F
  • Depré, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1984
Volume
3
Issue
4
Pages
316–317
Identifiers
PMID: 6386461
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

An epidemic involving 10 patients who developed a urinary tract infection within a few days after cystometry and/or cystoscopy is reported. A pure culture of Serratia liquefaciens was obtained from the fluid inside the disposable dome of the cystometer. The outbreak ceased when the dome was systematically changed after each examination as required.

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