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Isa R. Silveira ; Ana Cristina Balsamo ; Fábio Franco ;Jornal de Pediatria 2006, 82 4

Author: Valéria C. Cassettari

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Jornal de Pediatria ISSN: 0021-7557 assessoria@jped.com.br Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria Brasil Cassettari, Valéria C.; Silveira, Isa R.; Balsamo, Ana Cristina; Franco, Fábio Outbreak of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in an intermediate-risk neonatal unit linked to onychomycosis in a healthcare worker Jornal de Pediatria, vol.
82, núm.
4, julio-agosto, 2006, pp.
313-316 Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria Porto Alegre, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=399738113015 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative 0021-7557-06-82-04-313 Jornal de Pediatria Copyright © 2006 by Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria doi:10.2223-JPED.1519 BRIEF COMMUNICATION Outbreak of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in an intermediate-risk neonatal unit linked to onychomycosis in a healthcare worker Valéria C.
Cassettari,1 Isa R.
Silveira,2 Ana Cristina Balsamo,3 Fábio Franco4 Abstract Objective: To describe an outbreak of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in an intermediate-risk neonatal unit. Methods: After the identification of the first cases, the situation was regarded as an outbreak, and basic preventive measures against nosocomial infections were strictly enforced, and possible sources of dissemination were investigated. Results: The outbreak lasted for 6 months and affected 36 newborn infants, causing seven infections and 29 colonizations.
In the first stage of the outbreak, patients developed infection, but in the second stage, they were asymptomatic and were only identified by surveillance cultures.
The outbreak was controlled after the identification and treatment of the healthcare worker who had been diagnose...





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