Serratia marcescens sepsis outbreak caused by contaminated propofol


Cilli F. F. , Nazli-Zeka A., ARDA B. , SİPAHİ O. R. , Aksit-Barik S., KEPELİ N., ...Daha Fazla

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL, cilt.47, ss.582-584, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.10.014
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF INFECTION CONTROL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.582-584

Özet

We presented a sepsis outbreak caused by Serratia marcescens from contaminated propofol to raise awareness. Three patients had sepsis syndrome after chest surgery. Isolation of S marcescens from patients' respiratory and blood samples alerted us to a possible outbreak. Four syringes filled with propofol and 1 saline solution yielded S marcescens. Nine of 10 isolates from samples of patients and environment genotyped by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis were the same. Disobeying aseptic injection rules of propofol is still causing outbreaks. (C) 2018 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.