The evaluation of clusters of hospital infections due to multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium in the neonatal unit: a two-year experience


AGIN H., AYHAN F. Y. , Gulay Z., GULFIDAN G., YASAR N., Erac B. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.53, no.5, pp.517-521, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.517-521

Abstract

Seven clusters of hospital infection due to Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium were documented in the neonatology clinic of a children's hospital between April 2002 and March 2004. Eighty-one neonates were infected. Three cases were asymptomatic, 73 cases had gastroenteritis as the only clinical condition, and 5 cases had bacteremia associated with gastroenteritis. All isolates from stool and blood samples (n=86) were identified as Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium.