Transmission of Salmonella enteritidis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography because of inadequate endoscope decontamination

Robertson, P., Smith, A. , Anderson, M., Stewart, J., Hamilton, K., McNamee, S. and Curran, E. T. (2017) Transmission of Salmonella enteritidis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography because of inadequate endoscope decontamination. American Journal of Infection Control, 45(4), pp. 440-442. (doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2016.11.024) (PMID:28063730)

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Abstract

We report a historic nosocomial outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis affecting 4 inpatients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. The cause was attributed to inadequate decontamination of an on-loan endoscope used over a weekend. This report highlights the risks of using on-loan endoscopes, particularly regarding their commissioning and adherence to disinfection protocols. In an era of increasing antibiotic resistance, transmission of Enterobacteriaceae by endoscopes remains a significant concern.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Curran, Ms Evonne and Smith, Professor Andrew
Authors: Robertson, P., Smith, A., Anderson, M., Stewart, J., Hamilton, K., McNamee, S., and Curran, E. T.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Nursing and Health Care
Journal Name:American Journal of Infection Control
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0196-6553
ISSN (Online):1527-3296
Published Online:04 January 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.
First Published:First published in American Journal of Infection Control 45(4):440-442
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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