Use of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis in infection control issues concerning Burkholderia cepacia

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There was concern that nosocomial person-to-person transmission of Burkholderia cepacia had occurred when two patients with cystic fibrosis shared a bathroom. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis demonstrated that the two isolates were unrelated. Subsequent testing of 34 stored isolates of B. cepacia demonstrated that no particular clone predominated in our hospital.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-626
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003

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