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A bronchoscopy-associated pseudo-outbreak of Mycobacterium mucogenicum traced to use of contaminated ice used for bronchoalveolar lavage

  • Judie Bringhurst (a1), David J. Weber (a1) (a2), Melissa B. Miller (a3) (a4), Melissa C. Jones (a3), M. Patricia Rivera (a5), Jason Akulian (a5), William A. Rutala (a2) and Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett (a1) (a2)...

Abstract

Clonal Mycobacterium mucogenicum isolates (determined by molecular typing) were recovered from 19 bronchoscopic specimens from 15 patients. None of these patients had evidence of mycobacterial infection. Laboratory culture materials and bronchoscopes were negative for Mycobacteria. This pseudo-outbreak was caused by contaminated ice used to provide bronchoscopic lavage. Control was achieved by transitioning to sterile ice.

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Author for correspondence: Judie Bringhurst, Email: judie.bringhurst@unchealth.unc.edu

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A bronchoscopy-associated pseudo-outbreak of Mycobacterium mucogenicum traced to use of contaminated ice used for bronchoalveolar lavage

  • Judie Bringhurst (a1), David J. Weber (a1) (a2), Melissa B. Miller (a3) (a4), Melissa C. Jones (a3), M. Patricia Rivera (a5), Jason Akulian (a5), William A. Rutala (a2) and Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett (a1) (a2)...

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