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A Pseudo-Epidemic Involving Bone Allografts

Leonard A. Mermel, Stephen L. Josephson and Christina Giorgio
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 15, No. 12 (Dec., 1994), pp. 757-758
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30148420
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Abstract

Preimplantation cultures of four sterile bone allograft specimens grew Comomonas acidovorans and Pseudomonas species. An epidemiological investigation, including molecular subtyping methods, revealed that the allograft specimens were contaminated in a microbiology laboratory sonicator water bath.

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