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A Tertiary Care Cancer Center Experience of the 2007 Outbreak of Serratia marcescens Bloodstream Infection Due to Prefilled Syringes

  • Roy F. Chemaly (a1), Dhanesh B. Rathod (a1) and Issam I. Raad (a1)
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Department of ID/IC/EH, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombc Blvd, Box 1460, Houston, TX 77030 (rfchemaly@mdanderson.org)

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1.Su, JR, Blossom, DB, Chung, W, et al.Epidemiologic investigation of a 2007 outbreak of Serratia marcescens bloodstream infection in Texas caused by contamination of syringes prefilled with heparin and saline. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009;30:593595.
2.Chemaly, RF, Tarrand, J, Adachi, J, et al. Investigation of an outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteremia in cancer patients leading to a national recall of a second unsuspected contaminated source: time for antimicrobial lock therapy? In: Program and abstracts of the 48th Annual ICAAC/IDSA 46th Annual Meeting; October 2008; Washington, DC. Abstract K903.
3. AM2 PAT, Ine issues nationwide recall of prefilled heparin lock flush solution USP (5 mL in 12 mL syringes). Available at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ArchiveRecalls/2007/ucml12333.htm. Accessed October 20, 2009.
4. B. Braun's supplier prompts voluntary recall of all lots and all sizes of prefilled heparin and normal saline flush syringes. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ArchiveRecalls/2008/ucm112343.htm. Accessed October 20, 2009.

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