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ECHEVERRI, Lina María et al. Achromobacter denitrificans hospital outbreak associated with the use of contaminated chlorhexidine. Infect. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.2, pp.112-116. ISSN 0123-9392.

The aim of this paper is to describe a case series of pseudobacteremia caused by Achromobacter denitrificans, isolated from blood cultures from 14 hospitalized patients in a tertiary care institution in Medellín. The cases were associated with the use of contaminated 4% chlorhexidine soap. All patients received antibiotic treatment and had favorable results, possibly because of the low virulence of this organism and the timely measures taken by the hospital infections control group.

Keywords : Achromobacter denitrificans; bacteremia; outbreak; chlorhexidine.

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