Postoperative Chryseobacterium indologenes bloodstream infection caused by contamination of distillate water

Bayraktar M. R., Aktas E., ERSOY Y., ÇOPUR ÇİÇEK A., DURMAZ R.

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol.28, no.3, pp.368-369, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1086/508839
  • Journal Name: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.368-369
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Chryseobacterium indologenes was isolated from blood samples from a 5-month-old infant with bloodstream infection. Environmental sampling was performed. Molecular typing with arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction demonstrated the cross-contamination of commercial distillate water. The infant was infected by this water as a result of medical assistance received during hospitalization. © 2007 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. All rights reserved.