Outbreak of neonatal septicemia with multidrug resistantKlebsiella Pneumoniae
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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 wordsNeonatal septicemia K. pneumoniae Multiple drug resistance
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