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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 25–27 | Cite as

Outbreak of neonatal septicemia with multidrug resistantKlebsiella Pneumoniae

  • Mandira Banerjee
  • Krishna Sahu
  • S. Bhattacharya
  • Sati Adhya
  • P. Bhowmick
  • P. Chakraborty
Original Articles

Abstract

A nosocomial outbreak of neonatal septicemia due toK. pneumoniae occurred in nursery during June–July, 1991.Klebsiella pneumoniae (Klebocin type 314) was recovered from blood of 33(70.2%) of 47 neonates with septicemia. Multiple drug resistance was observed in all the cases. The same strain ofK. pneumoniae was recovered from the neonates and environment of nursery and labour room as well. The outbreak was attributable to environmental dissemination.

Key words

Neonatal septicemia K. pneumoniae Multiple drug resistance 

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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mandira Banerjee
    • 1
  • Krishna Sahu
    • 1
  • S. Bhattacharya
    • 1
  • Sati Adhya
    • 1
  • P. Bhowmick
    • 2
  • P. Chakraborty
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyMedical CollegeCalcutta
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsMedical CollegeCalcutta

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