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High Genetic Diversity among Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Isolates from

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dc.contributor.author Guvenir, M
dc.contributor.author Otlu, B
dc.contributor.author Tunc, E
dc.contributor.author Aktas, E
dc.contributor.author Suer, K
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-05T13:20:54Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-05T13:20:54Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11616/60063
dc.description.abstract Background: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a non-fermentative gram-negative bacillus which is widely recognised as an important nosocomial pathogen causing pneumonia, blood-stream, wound and urinary tract infections, particularly in immunosuppressed patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate a nosocomial outbreak of by S. maltophilia in an intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital and evaluate unexpected multiclonality.
dc.description.abstract Methods: A total of 11 isolates from respiratory cultures in intensive care unit of a 24 bed tertiary hospital obtained over a one months period and one isolate obtained from the nebuliser during environmental screening were investigated. The bacteria were identified by Phoenix 100 system. The clonal relatedness was evaluated by PFGE and semi-automated repetitive sequence-based PCR. Genotyping tests were repeated for 10 serial subcultures.
dc.description.abstract Results: PFGE and DiversiLab yielded 10 genotypic profiles for 12 isolates. Four to eight different genotypes were observed from 10 subcultures of the same isolate.
dc.description.abstract Conclusion: We conclude that, high genetic diversity and supposed multiclonal appearance of the outbreak isolates may be due to changing profiles during subcultures most probably depending on hypermutation.
dc.title High Genetic Diversity among Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Isolates from
dc.title Single Hospital: Nosocomial Outbreaks or Genotypic Profile Changes
dc.title during Subcultures

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