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Title: Investigation of an apparent cluster of klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremias using random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis.
Authors: Hurley, James C.
Russell, Edward G.
Harrington, Glenys
Spicer, W. John
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Place of publication: Chicago
Publication Title: Infection Control
Volume: 17
Issue: 11
Start Page: 743
End Page: 745
Abstract: A cluster of bacteremia episodes with Klebsiella pneumoniae was noted in patients in a hematology-oncology ward during a 3-week period. Random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis, a novel technique for generating chromosomal fingerprints from bacterial isolates, was used as an aid to the epidemiological investigation of this cluster. For each of the two patients from whom multiple isolates had been obtained, identical RAPD patterns were observed in the serial isolates, even for a patient where the isolates had different biotypes. Isolates from different patients gave distinct patterns. Random amplified polymorphic DNA was found to be a useful typing technique for this cluster of K pneumonia bacteremias.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/37
ISSN: 0899-823X
Internal ID Number: 00024
Health Subject: BACTEREMIA - MICROBIOLOGY
CROSS INFECTION - MICROBIOLOGY
HUMANS
INFECTION CONTROL
KLESIELLA INFECTIONS - MICROBIOLOGY
KLESIELLA INFECTIONS - CLASSIFICATION
KLESIELLA INFECTIONS - GENETICS
RANDOM AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA TECHNIQUE
SEROTYPING
SPACE TIME CLUSTERING
Type: Journal Article
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