Ralstonia pickettii traced in blood culture bottles


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Boutros M., Gonullu N. , Casetta A., Guibert M., Ingrand D., Lebrun L.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, vol.40, no.7, pp.2666-2667, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1128/jcm.40.7.2666-2667.2002
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2666-2667

Abstract

Over a 9-month period, 14 strains of Ralstonia pickettii were isolated from various biological samples inoculated in a blood culture medium. Molecular epidemiological investigation confirmed the relatedness of the strains. The source of the contamination proved to be the blood culture bottle caps.