Mycobacterium avium pseudo-outbreak associated with an outpatient bronchoscopy clinic: Lessons for reprocessing.

Abstract

We identified a pseudo-outbreak of Mycobacterium avium in an outpatient bronchoscopy clinic following an increase in clinic procedure volume. We terminated the pseudo-outbreak by increasing the frequency of automated endoscope reprocessors (AER) filter changes from quarterly to monthly. Filter changing schedules should depend on use rather than fixed time intervals.

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10.1017/ice.2018.298

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Seidelman, Jessica L, Richard J Wallace, Elena Iakhiaeva, Ravikiran Vasireddy, Barbara A Brown-Elliott, Celeste McKnight, Luke F Chen, Terry Smith, et al. (2019). Mycobacterium avium pseudo-outbreak associated with an outpatient bronchoscopy clinic: Lessons for reprocessing. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 40(1). pp. 106–108. 10.1017/ice.2018.298 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/19139.

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