TITLE

Spread of an epidemic Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain from a patient with cystic fibrosis (CF) to non-CF relatives

AUTHOR(S)
McCallum, S. J.; Gallagher, M. J.; Corkill, J. E.; Hart, C. A.; Ledson, M. J.; Walshaw, M. J.
PUB. DATE
June 2002
SOURCE
Thorax;Jun2002, Vol. 57 Issue 6, p559
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Colonisation with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is common in adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) and there is increasing evidence that transmissible strains may cross colonise patients. However, transmission of these strains by social contact to healthy non-CF individuals has not been described. A case is presented where an adult CF patient colonised by an epidemic P aeruginosa strain infected her parent with subsequent morbidity.
ACCESSION #
12915592

 

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