Skip to main content

Table 4 Possible transmission sources among 17 patients who carried and/or were infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa

From: Surveillance of surgical site infections by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and strain characterization in Tanzanian hospitals does not provide proof for a role of hospital water plumbing systems in transmission

Patient
ID
Age (years) Sex Hospital Ward Category Type of Surgery Hospital stay
(days)
P.a. Carriage at Admission P.a. strain (ST) P.a. Carriage at Discharge P. a. strain (ST) SSI with P. a. P. a. strain (ST) P. a. strain (ST) in admitting ward
70 55 M Bugando General surgery Laparotomy 7 Yes 2319a No - No - 381, 834
93 67 M Bugando General surgery Esophagotomy 2 Yes 2319 a Yes 2319 a Yes 2319 a 381, 834
528 26 M Bugando General surgery Laparotomy 18 No - No - Yes 2317a 381, 834
532 27 M Bugando General surgery Colostomy 6 No - Yes 553 No - 381, 834
323 1 F Bugando General surgery Fistulectomy 8 No - Yes 399 No - 381, 236
436 47 M Bugando General surgery Mastectomy 2 Yes 399 Yes 399 No - 381, 236
477 63 F Bugando General surgery Mastectomy 2 Yes 381 No - No - 381, 236
GN001 58 F Bugando Gynaecology Laparotomy 10 Yes 2307 a Yes 2307 a No - 381, 2307 a, 2325a
GN002 49 F Bugando Gynaecology Myomectomy 10 No - Yes 2307 a No - 381, 2307 a, 2325a
GN003 45 F Bugando Gynaecology Laparotomy 4 Yes 2307 a No - No - 381, 2307, a 2325a
GN026 33 F Bugando Gynaecology Laparotomy 8 No - No - Yes 244 381, 2307a, 2325a
33 27 M Bugando Orthopaedic ORIF 23 No - No - Yes 235 381
41 28 M Bugando Orthopaedic ORIF 21 No - No - Yes 235 381
245 83 M Bugando Orthopaedic ORIF 10 Yes 235 No - No - 381
11 54 F Bugando Orthopaedic ORIF 33 No - No - Yes 235 381, 834, 2307a, 2326a
LW028 31 F Bugando Obstetrics Csection 3 Yes 235 No - Yes 235 381, 834
ST098 30 F Sekou Toure Obstetrics Csection 4 No - Yes 2309 a Yes 2309 a 2307a
  1. Key: P.a; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; SSI; Surgical site infection; ORIF; Open Reduction Internal Fixation; Csection; Caesarean Section; aNew sequence type (ST); bold numbers indicate shared sequence type identity between carried and SSI P. aeruginosa or between carried P. aeruginosa and P. aeruginosa from water samples in the same ward. All 17 patients were followed-up for SSI