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Title: Nosocomial and community-acquired Xanthomonas maltophilia infection in tropical Australia.
Authors: Heath, T
Currie, B
Affiliation: Royal Darwin Hospital, Australia..
Issue Date: Aug-1995
Citation: The Journal of hospital infection 1995-08; 30(4): 309-13
Abstract: Xanthomonas maltophilia infection is recognized as a serious problem in association with immunosuppressive and invasive therapies, and with the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics. In Darwin Hospital in Australia's Northern Territory preliminary evidence of nosocomial transmission of X. maltophilia prompted this retrospective examination of all X. maltophilia isolates over a 30 month period. X. maltophilia was most frequently isolated in the 'wet season' corresponding to times of increased antibiotic treatment of the serious community-acquired pneumonias encountered in this tropical region. A relatively high proportion of community-acquired isolates (4/18; 22%) was documented. This study demonstrates that X. maltophilia infection is an emerging cause of morbidity in tropical regions where endemic infections require the use of broad-spectrum beta-lactams.
ISSN: 0195-6701
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adolescent
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Community-Acquired Infections
Cross Infection
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Infection Control
Middle Aged
Northern Territory
Retrospective Studies
Tropical Climate
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