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Postoperative Chryseobacterium indologenes Bloodstream Infection Caused by Contamination of Distillate Water

  • Mehmet Refik Bayraktar (a1), Elif Aktas (a1) (a2), Yasemin Ersoy (a3), Aysegul Cicek (a1) and Riza Durmaz (a1)...


Chryseobacterium indologenes was isolated from blood samples from a 5-month-old infant with bloodstream infection. Environmental sampling was performed. Molecular typing with arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction demonstrated the cross-contamination of commercial distillate water. The infant was infected by this water as a result of medical assistance received during hospitalization.


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Dept. of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey (


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