Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Outbreak in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Outbreak Management


ÇETİN B. Ş. , ÇELEBİ S., ÖZKAN H., KÖKSAL F. N. , Sali E., Celik T., ...More

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION, vol.9, no.4, pp.147-152, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ced.2015.2180
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-152
  • Keywords: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, newborn, intensive care unit, outbreak management, INFECTION, COLONIZATION, RISK

Abstract

Objective: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a pathogen, which may cause serious outbreak, particularly in neonatal intensive care units, with increasing importance at present. The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiological and clinical features of S. maltophilia epidemic that we encountered in our neonatal intensive care unit and outbreak management.