CHARACTERIZATION OF MYCOBACTERIUM-FORTUITUM ISOLATES FROM STERNOTOMY WOUNDS BY ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITIES, PLASMID PROFILES, AND RIBOSOMAL RIBONUCLEIC-ACID GENE RESTRICTION PATTERNS
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香港中文大學研究人員

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摘要An outbreak of sternotomy infections due to Mycobacterium fortuitum in patients who had received cardiovascular surgery occurred in a cardiothoracic hospital in Hong Kong, and 21 such isolates from different patients had antimicrobial susceptibility studies against 14 drugs in vitro. These isolates were also studied for plasmid profiles and ribosomal ribonucleic acid gene restriction patterns. The latter method proved valuable in categorization of these isolates into two groups (comprising of nine and seven isolates, respectively) and five other sporadic strains. When the plasmid profiles and ribotyping are matched against the clinical and epidemiologic data, multisource contamination is suspected to be responsible for the outbreak. The organisms were probably derived from the environment rather than contaminated surgical equipments and materials.
著者YEW WW, WONG PC, WOO HS, YIP CW, CHAN CY, CHENG FB
期刊名稱Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
出版年份1993
月份8
日期1
卷號17
期次2
出版社ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
頁次111 - 117
國際標準期刊號0732-8893
語言英式英語
Web of Science 學科類別Infectious Diseases; INFECTIOUS DISEASES; Microbiology; MICROBIOLOGY

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