Molecular epidemiological surveillance of multidrug-resistant pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in a pediatric population of patients with cystic fibrosis and determination of risk factors for infection with the houston-1 strain

Ruth Ann Luna, Laura A. Millecker, C. Renee Webb, Sally K. Mason, Elaine M. Whaley, Jeffrey R. Starke, Peter W. Hiatt, James Versalovic

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Abstract

Multiyear molecular epidemiological surveillance of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MRPA) in a pediatric cystic fibrosis care center identified an endemic MRPA strain (Houston-1). Recent hospitalization was found to be a statistically significant risk factor for acquisition of the endemic strain. Multiple infection control improvements led to the reduced incidence of the Houston-1 strain in the CF population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1237-1240
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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