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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Cited Authors

  • Seidelman, JL; Wallace, RJ; Iakhiaeva, E; Vasireddy, R; Brown-Elliott, BA; McKnight, C; Chen, LF; Smith, T; Lewis, SS

Published Date

  • January 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 106 - 108

PubMed ID

  • 30472967

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2018.298


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States