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Outbreak of Joint Infections Associated with Magnetic Resonance Arthrograms Performed at an Outpatient Radiology Center
Moon Kim MD MPH, Clara Tyson RN PHN MSN and Laurene Mascola MD MPH
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 34, No. 11 (November 2013), pp. 1215-1217
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/673457
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An outbreak of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus joint infections occurred at an outpatient radiology center. We identified 7 case patients; all had undergone magnetic resonance arthrograms with intra-articular joint injections. The outbreak was likely due to unsafe injection practices in preparation of contrast solution for intra-articular injection.
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