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Risk Factors for Elizabethkingia Acquisition and Clinical Characteristics of Patients, South Korea.

Authors
 Min Hyuk Choi  ;  Myungsook Kim  ;  Su Jin Jeong  ;  Jun Yong Choi  ;  In-Yong Lee  ;  Tai-Soon Yong  ;  Dongeun Yong  ;  Seok Hoon Jeong  ;  Kyungwon Lee 
Citation
 Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol.25(1) : 42-51, 2019 
Journal Title
 Emerging Infectious Diseases 
ISSN
 1080-6040 
Issue Date
2019
Keywords
Elizabethkingia anophelis ; Elizabethkingia meningoseptica ; Elizabethkingia miricola ; South Korea ; acquisition ; antimicrobial resistance ; bacteria ; contamination source ; mechanical ventilator
Abstract
Elizabethkingia infections are difficult to treat because of intrinsic antimicrobial resistance, and their incidence has recently increased. We conducted a propensity score-matched case-control study during January 2016-June 2017 in South Korea and retrospectively studied data from patients who were culture positive for Elizabethkingia species during January 2009-June 2017. Furthermore, we conducted epidemiologic studies of the hospital environment and mosquitoes. The incidence of Elizabethkingia increased significantly, by 432.1%, for 2016-2017 over incidence for 2009-2015. Mechanical ventilation was associated with the acquisition of Elizabethkingia species. Because Elizabethkingia infection has a high case-fatality rate and is difficult to eliminate, intensive prevention of contamination is needed.
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DOI
10.3201/eid2501.171985
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1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Environmental Medical Biology (환경의생물학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
김명숙(Kim, Myungsook)
용동은(Yong, Dong Eun) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1225-8477
용태순(Yong, Tai Soon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3445-0769
이경원(Lee, Kyungwon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3788-2134
이인용(Lee, In Yong)
정석훈(Jeong, Seok Hoon) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9290-897X
정수진(Jeong, Su Jin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4025-4542
최준용(Choi, Jun Yong) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2775-3315
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/167358
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