Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Pseudo-outbreak at a University Hospital Bronchoscopy Unit in Turkey


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Ece G., Erac B. , Limoncu M. , Baysak A., Oz A. T. , Ceylan K. C.

WEST INDIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.63, no.1, pp.59-61, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.7727/wimj.2013.005
  • Title of Journal : WEST INDIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-61

Abstract

Objective: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an opportunistic pathogen found predominantly in the enviroment and hospital setting. Invasive procedures and treatment methods, instruments used for diagnosis and irrational antibiotic use play major roles in the spread of this pathogen. The study aimed to evaluate consecutive S maltophilia isolation from bronchoalveolar lavage samples during bronchoscopy procedure during a week.