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Elimination of Australian epidemic strain (AES1) pseudomonas aeruginosa in a pediatric cystic fibrosis center

Ajay Kevat, Rosemary Carzino, John Massie, Jo Harrison, Amanda L Griffiths



INTRODUCTION: In this cohort study spanning an 18-year period, we evaluated the prevalence and associated mortality rate of epidemic strains of pseudomonas aeruginosa (PsA), especially Australian Epidemic Strain Type 1 (AES1), in a pediatric cystic fibrosis center practicing cohort segregation and early PsA eradication. METHODS: Cohort segregation was introduced in January 2000. PsA clonal strain was determined by pulse-field-gel-electrophoresis (PFGE) at the time of routine collection of airway specimens. Children with PsA underwent eradication treatment with anti-pseudomonal antibiotics over 2-3 months. We analyzed changes in prevalence and mortality from 1999 to 2016. RESULTS: The prevale..

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