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An outbreak of endometritis in a maternity unit caused by spread of group A streptococci from a showerhead

The Journal of Hospital Infection

Sep 1, 1985

B E Claesson, U L Claesson

PMID: 2865297

Abstract

An outbreak of puerperal infection in a maternity unit caused by group A streptococci is described. During a 2 week period, seven mothers suffered from postpartum endometritis and one baby from conjunctivitis. The search for the route of spread involved sampling patients, personnel and ...read more

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Disinfection
Puerperal Infection
Disease Outbreaks
Bacteria, Flesh-Eating
Endometritis
Obstetrics Department Hospital
Equipment Contamination
Endomyometritis
Infections, Hospital
Paper Details
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  • References3
  • Citations10
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An outbreak of endometritis in a maternity unit caused by spread of group A streptococci from a showerhead

The Journal of Hospital Infection

Sep 1, 1985

B E Claesson, U L Claesson

PMID: 2865297

DOI:

Abstract

An outbreak of puerperal infection in a maternity unit caused by group A streptococci is described. During a 2 week period, seven mothers suffered from postpartum endometritis and one baby from conjunctivitis. The search for the route of spread involved sampling patients, personnel and ...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Disinfection
Puerperal Infection
Disease Outbreaks
Bacteria, Flesh-Eating
Endometritis
Obstetrics Department Hospital
Equipment Contamination
Endomyometritis
Infections, Hospital

Related Papers

British Medical Journal

Outbreak of Puerperal Sepsis due to a Single Type of Streptococcus

British Medical JournalJune 17, 1944
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Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology : the Official Journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America

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Paper Details
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  • References3
  • Citations10
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