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Outbreak of Nosocomial Sepsis and Pneumonia in a Newborn Intensive Care Unit by Multiresistant Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae High Impact on Mortality

  • Gerardo Martínez-Aguilar (a1), Celia M. Alpuche-Aranda (a2), Carmen Anaya (a1), Dolores Alcantar-Curiel (a2), Catalina Gayosso (a2), Carlos Daza (a2), Cesar Mijares (a3), Juan C. Tinoco (a3) and Jose I. Santos (a2)...


We describe a case-control study of a small outbreak of nosocomial sepsis and pneumonia with high mortality due to clonal dissemination of a multiresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the neonatal intensive care unit of a Mexican institution. Our study helped to change nosocomial infection control policy in this hospital.


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Medicina Experimental, UNAM-Hospital General de Mexico, Dr. Balmis 148, 06726, Mexico DE


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