Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology


Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 669--70

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


S Shenoy, A Hegde, Saldanha R Dominic, S Kamath, N Arvind 
 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

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S Shenoy
Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore

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 beta-lactamase, infection control policies and procedures should be strictly followed to prevent such outbreaks.


How to cite this article:
Shenoy S, Hegde A, Dominic SR, Kamath S, Arvind N. An outbreak of extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2007;50:669-70


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Shenoy S, Hegde A, Dominic SR, Kamath S, Arvind N. An outbreak of extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal intensive care unit. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Jul 7 ];50:669-70
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