TITLE

Forty Years of Disinfectant Failure: Outbreak of Postinjection Mycobacterium abscessus Infection Caused by Contamination of Benzalkonium Chloride

AUTHOR(S)
Tiwari, Tejpratap S.P.; Ray, Beverly; Jost Jr., Kenneth C.; Rathod, Minaxi K.; Yansheng Zhang; Brown-Elliott, Barbara A.; Hendricks, Kate; Wallace Jr., Richard J.
PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;4/15/2003, Vol. 36 Issue 8, p954
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Investigates the outbreak of six postinjection joint infections in July 1999 caused by Mycobacterium abscessus as reported to the Texas Department of Health in Austin. Use of benzalkonium chloride (BC) as an antiseptic which contributes to serious outbreaks of disease; Resistance of patients' strain to BC.
ACCESSION #
9631052

 

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