Serratia marcescens bacteremia because of contaminated prefilled heparin and saline syringes: A multi-state report

Roy F. Chemaly, Dhanesh B. Rathod, Monica Sikka, Mary K. Hayden, Mark Hutchins, Tracy Horn, Jeffery Tarrand, Javier Adachi, Kim Nguyen, Gorden Trenholme, Issam Raad

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Abstract

A national outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteremia because of contaminated prefilled heparin and saline syringes led to their recall. We evaluated the clinical impact of this outbreak in 57 patients at 3 centers. All patients were symptomatic and were treated with intravenous antibiotics with a fatal outcome in 1 patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-524
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • contaminated devices
  • hospital-related infection
  • multi-state outbreak
  • Serratia marcescens bacteremia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Serratia marcescens bacteremia because of contaminated prefilled heparin and saline syringes : A multi-state report. / Chemaly, Roy F.; Rathod, Dhanesh B.; Sikka, Monica; Hayden, Mary K.; Hutchins, Mark; Horn, Tracy; Tarrand, Jeffery; Adachi, Javier; Nguyen, Kim; Trenholme, Gorden; Raad, Issam.

In: American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 39, No. 6, 01.08.2011, p. 521-524.

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Chemaly, RF, Rathod, DB, Sikka, M, Hayden, MK, Hutchins, M, Horn, T, Tarrand, J, Adachi, J, Nguyen, K, Trenholme, G & Raad, I 2011, 'Serratia marcescens bacteremia because of contaminated prefilled heparin and saline syringes: A multi-state report', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 521-524. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2010.08.020
Chemaly, Roy F. ; Rathod, Dhanesh B. ; Sikka, Monica ; Hayden, Mary K. ; Hutchins, Mark ; Horn, Tracy ; Tarrand, Jeffery ; Adachi, Javier ; Nguyen, Kim ; Trenholme, Gorden ; Raad, Issam. / Serratia marcescens bacteremia because of contaminated prefilled heparin and saline syringes : A multi-state report. In: American Journal of Infection Control. 2011 ; Vol. 39, No. 6. pp. 521-524.
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