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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 2970-2975

Outbreak of MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa on a Burn Intensive Care Unit Caused by Contaminated Saline Sprinkler
Barnini Banerjee1*, Muralidhar Varma2, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay1 and K.E. Vandana1
1Department of Microbiology, 2Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
*Corresponding author

Burn wounds are associated with an increased risk of nosocomial infection by Pseudomonas spp and led to increased mortality among these infected patients. The reservoir of such an infection could be contaminated disinfectant bottles, water supplies, unsterilized surgical equipments etc. We report an outbreak in a burn intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care hospital with multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa only sensitive to fluroquinolones. We established an outbreak investigation team, performed an exploratory analysis and initiated an intervention. Cases were identified as any patient infected with the outbreak strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa after 48 hours of admission in the burn ICU from November 2017 to February 2018. We performed microbiological examinations of the clinical samples and environmental samples. All the isolates was identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF VITEK®MS), and antimicrobial susceptibility testing for the isolates were done by VITEK®2 system. Outbreak strain isolated from 9 patients. During the source tracing the same multidrug resistant strain was found on the nozzle and pipe of the unsterilized saline sprinkler used for burn wound dressing since 5 months. After stoppage of this sprinkler in the ICU and implementing strict infection control practices, no more outbreak strain isolated further.

Keywords: Outbreak, Multidrug resistant, Pseudomonas, Burn ICU, Sprinkler

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Barnini Banerjee, Muralidhar Varma, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay and Vandana, K.E. 2018. Outbreak of MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa on a Burn Intensive Care Unit Caused by Contaminated Saline Sprinkler.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 2970-2975. doi:
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