Report details an outbreak investigation of 3 cases of bacterial infection among hemodialysis patients


#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: OYong, K., Marquez, P., Terashita, D., English, L., Rivas, H., Deak, E. and Mascola, L. (2014) Outbreak of Bloodstream Infections Associated with Multiuse Dialyzers Containing O-Rings. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 35(1), p.89-91.


This report details an outbreak investigation conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health of 3 cases of bacterial infection among patients receiving hemodialysis who were treated at the same dialysis center in 2011. Improper disinfection of reusable dialyzers was hypothesized as the source of transmission.

Main page


Comments are closed.