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A Cluster of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Infections at a Rheumatology Practice, New York City, 2011

Kate Drezner MPH, Mike Antwi MPH, Paula Del Rosso RN BSN, Marie Dorsinville RN MPH, Pamela Kellner RN MPH and Joel Ackelsberg MD MPH
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 35, No. 2 (February 2014), pp. 187-189
DOI: 10.1086/674850
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/674850
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A Cluster of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Infections at a Rheumatology Practice, New York City, 2011
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Abstract

A cluster of 5 methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections occurred after administration of methylprednisolone acetate injections in a rheumatology practice. A site visit was conducted to inspect examination rooms, observe techniques, and review charts. The investigation revealed a pervasive lack of aseptic technique that led to multiple opportunities for medication contamination.

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