An outbreak of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit

Pranita D. Tamma, Patrice Savard, Tibor Pal, Agnes Sonnevend, Trish M. Perl, Aaron M. Milstone

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Abstract

We present a large outbreak of ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit that resulted in 31 colonized infants, 10 invasive infections, and 5 attributable deaths over a 5- month period. Although the source of infection was unknown, overcrowding and understaffing appeared to have been aggravating factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-634
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

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Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Klebsiella pneumoniae
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  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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An outbreak of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit. / Tamma, Pranita D.; Savard, Patrice; Pal, Tibor; Sonnevend, Agnes; Perl, Trish M.; Milstone, Aaron M.

In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 33, No. 6, 01.06.2012, p. 631-634.

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Tamma, Pranita D. ; Savard, Patrice ; Pal, Tibor ; Sonnevend, Agnes ; Perl, Trish M. ; Milstone, Aaron M. / An outbreak of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2012 ; Vol. 33, No. 6. pp. 631-634.
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