Nosocomial Burkholderia cepacia infections in a Turkish university hospital: a five-year surveillance


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DİZBAY M., GÜZEL TUNÇCAN Ö., Sezer B. E. , Aktas F., Arman D.

JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, vol.3, no.4, pp.273-277, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3855/jidc.124
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF INFECTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.273-277
  • Keywords: Nosocomial, Burkholderia cepacia, surveillance, PSEUDOMONAS-CEPACIA, OUTBREAK, COMPLEX
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Burkholderia cepacia has the potential to cause fatal infections in ICUs, and multidrug resistance makes them a serious threat in hospital settings. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology of B. cepacia infections in our hospital.