PMID: 7130358Sep 1, 1982Paper

Prospective survey of fecal, urinary tract, and environmental colonization by Providencia stuartii in two geriatric wards

Journal of Clinical Microbiology
P M HawkeyD C Speller

Abstract

A prospective survey of fecal, urinary tract, and environmental colonization by Providencia stuartii in two wards was undertaken over a 5-month period. Eight of 53 male patients and 2 of 89 female patients were colonized with the endemic serotype O:63. Two patterns of colonization were found on the male ward. Two patients had persistent urinary tract colonization with no detectable fecal carriage. The other patients had fecal carriage, in some cases persistent, with intermittent urinary tract colonization. The ward environment was in general not contaminated. This study demonstrates that fecal colonization of patients by P. stuartii may be an important and previously underestimated nosocomial reservoir.

Citations

Apr 1, 1989·Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology : the Official Journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America·N J EhrenkranzL B Moskowitz
Dec 1, 1984·European Journal of Clinical Microbiology·G E HollickA Spellacy
Apr 11, 1991·Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology : the Official Journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America·J F John, B S Ribner
Aug 8, 2018·The Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy·P M Hawkey

Related Concepts

Infections, Hospital
Feces
Proteus
Proteus Infections
Providencia
Serotyping
Urinary Tract

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