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Use of Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis in Infection Control Issues Concerning Burkholderia cepacia

  • Adam Jenney (a1) (a2), Lisa Liolios (a3), Denis Spelman (a1) (a3), Philip Russo (a3), John Wilson (a4), Steven Wesselingh (a3) (a5) and Tom Kotsimbos (a4)...

Abstract

There was concern that nosocomial person-to-person transmission of Burkholderia cepacia had occurred when two patients with cystic fibrosis shared a bathroom. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis demonstrated that the two isolates were unrelated. Subsequent testing of 34 stored isolates of B. cepacia demonstrated that no particular clone predominated in our hospital.

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Microbiology Department, The Alfred Hospital, Commercial Road, Prahran, Victoria 3181, Australia

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Use of Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis in Infection Control Issues Concerning Burkholderia cepacia

  • Adam Jenney (a1) (a2), Lisa Liolios (a3), Denis Spelman (a1) (a3), Philip Russo (a3), John Wilson (a4), Steven Wesselingh (a3) (a5) and Tom Kotsimbos (a4)...

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