Use of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in infection control issues concerning Burkholderia cepacia

Adam Jenney, Lisa Liolios, Denis Spelman, Philip Russo, John Wilson, Steven Wesselingh, Tom Kotsimbos

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-626
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 1 Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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