Room Humidifiers as the Source of Acinetobacter Infections

Philip Welsch Smith, R. Michael Massanari

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Abstract

Twenty-four patients contracted systemic infections with Acinetobacter calcoaceticus during a four-month period. Unheated room humidifiers at the patients' bedsides were implicated as the source of infection in six. The out-break was terminated with the removal of the humidifiers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-797
Number of pages3
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Volume237
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 21 1977

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Room Humidifiers as the Source of Acinetobacter Infections. / Smith, Philip Welsch; Massanari, R. Michael.

In: JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 237, No. 8, 21.02.1977, p. 795-797.

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Smith, Philip Welsch ; Massanari, R. Michael. / Room Humidifiers as the Source of Acinetobacter Infections. In: JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 1977 ; Vol. 237, No. 8. pp. 795-797.
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