An outbreak of extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit

Shalini Shenoy, Ashwini Hegde, R. M. Saldanha Dominic, Saritha Kamath, N. Arvind

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Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae has long been a prominent cause of nosocomial infections and outbreaks have been observed in the intensive care units and in high risk groups. We present here a brief report on an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae which occurred in a neonatal intensive care unit in our teaching hospital. As neonates are at highest risk for acquisition of Klebsiella pneumoniae producing extended spectrum β- lactamase, infection control policies and procedures should be strictly followed to prevent such outbreaks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-670
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2007

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Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Disease Outbreaks
Infection Control
Cross Infection
Teaching Hospitals
Intensive Care Units

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Shenoy, Shalini ; Hegde, Ashwini ; Saldanha Dominic, R. M. ; Kamath, Saritha ; Arvind, N. / An outbreak of extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit. In: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology. 2007 ; Vol. 50, No. 3. pp. 669-670.
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In: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology, Vol. 50, No. 3, 01.07.2007, p. 669-670.

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