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Possible nosocomial transmission of Pseudomonas cepacia in patients with cystic fibrosis


OBJECTIVE: To determine whether nosocomial transmission of Pseudomonas cepacia occurred at a hospital with endemic P cepacia infection of patients with cystic fibrosis.

DESIGN: Two retrospective case-control studies.

SETTING: A large pediatric cystic fibrosis center.

PARTICIPANTS: To assess risk factors for acquisition of P cepacia, 18 cases, defined as any patient with cystic fibrosis with first documented isolation of P cepacia in 1988 or 1989, were compared with 18 matched P cepacia-negative controls with cystic fibrosis.… Read more