necrotizing enterocolitis. epidemic following an outbreak of enterobacter cloacae type 3305573 in a neonatal intensive care unit.twelve cases of necrotizing enterocolitis (nec) occurred within three weeks in a neonatal intensive care unit (nicu) with 325 annual admissions. enterobacter cloacae type 3305573 was found in stool and/or blood cultures from affected babies prior to the onset of the disease. this bacterium could not be grown in cultures from infants in the same nicu six weeks later. a causal relationship between e cloacae and the epidemic of nec is suggested.19807446502
a cluster of bloodstream infections and pyrogenic reactions among hemodialysis patients traced to dialysis machine waste-handling option units.from june 17 through november 15, 1995, ten episodes of enterobacter cloacae bloodstream infection and three pyrogenic reactions occurred in patients at a hospital-based hemodialysis center. in a case-control study limited to events occurring during october 1-31, 1995, seven dialysis sessions resulting in e. cloacae bacteremia or pyrogenic reaction without bacteremia were compared with 241 randomly selected control sessions. dialysis machines were examined, dialysis fluid and equipment were cult ...19989845821
polyclonal outbreak of kpc-3-producing enterobacter cloacae at a single hospital in montreal, quebec, canada.from september 2010 to december 2011, 26 kpc-3-producing enterobacter cloacae isolates were identified from 16 patients at a single hospital. analyses revealed the blakpc gene to be localized on multiple plasmids in a diverse nonclonal e. cloacae genetic background. these findings highlight the potential complexity of a kpc outbreak at a single hospital.201323637289
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