Pseudomonas spp. isoladas da cavidade oral de profissionais da saúde de um hospital oncológico do centro-oeste do Brasil

Translated title of the contribution: Pseudomonas spp. isolated from the oral cavity of healthcare workers from an oncology hospital in Midwestern Brazil

Ana Beatriz Mori Lima*, Lara Stefânia Netto de Oliveira Leão-Vasconcelos, Dayane de Melo Costa, Larissa Oliveira Rocha Vilefort, Maria Cláudia Dantas Porfírio Borges André, Maria Alves Barbosa, Marinésia Aparecida Prado-Palos

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This cross-sectional study, performed in an oncology hospital in Goiania, aimed to characterize the prevalence of oral colonization and antimicrobial susceptibility of Pseudomonas spp. isolated from the saliva of healthcare workers. Microorganisms were subjected to biochemical tests, susceptibility profile, and phenotypic detection. Of 76 participants colonized with Gram negative bacilli, 12 (15.8%) harbored Pseudomonas spp. Of all isolates, P. aeruginosa (75.0%), P. stutzeri (16.7%), and P. fluorescens (8.3%), were resistant to cefoxitin, and therefore likely to be AmpC producers. The results are clinically relevant and emphasize the importance of surveillance to minimize bacterial dissemination and multiresistance.

Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)513-514
Number of pages2
JournalRevista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Healthcare workers
  • Oral colonization
  • Pseudomonas

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