Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-36537
Title: Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia complex infections associated with contaminated octenidine mouthwash solution, Germany, August to September 2018
Author(s): Becker, Sören L.
Berger, Fabian K.
Feldner, Susanne K.
Karliova, Irem
Haber, Manfred
Mellmann, Alexander
Schäfers, Hans-Joachim
Gärtner, Barbara
Language: English
Title: Eurosurveillance
Volume: 23
Issue: 42
Publisher/Platform: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Year of Publication: 2018
DDC notations: 610 Medicine and health
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Three German patients developed nosocomial pneumonia after cardiac surgery and had Burkholderia cepacia complex detected in respiratory specimens. Two patients died of septic multi-organ failure. Wholegenome sequencing detected genetically identical B. cepacia complex strains in patient samples, from a batch of octenidine mouthwash solution, which had been used for nursing care, as well as in samples obtained from the manufacturer during production. Contamination of medical products during manufacturing may lead to international outbreaks.
DOI of the first publication: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.42.1800540
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Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-365371
ISSN: 1560-7917
Date of registration: 22-Jun-2022
Faculty: M - Medizinische Fakultät
Department: M - Chirurgie
M - Infektionsmedizin
M - Innere Medizin
Professorship: M - Prof. Dr. Sören Becker
M - Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Schäfers
M - Keiner Professur zugeordnet
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