Thursday, July 21, 2005

News from New York: Pantoeae Agglomerans Sepsis

From the New York City Bureau of Communicable Disease:
The Bureau of Communicable Disease was notified on July 17, 2005 of a 36-year old woman who was admitted to a New York City hospital with sepsis following the home administration of an intravenous dextrose solution labeled as containing vitamins. The person who performed the procedure is not known to be a licensed medical practitioner and the intravenous solution was not manufactured in the United States. A culture from the intravenous solution is growing Pantoeae agglomerans (formerly Enterobacter agglomerans). The woman remains hospitalized in improved condition. The solution was produced in Quito, Ecuador under the product name of “BDEX” and company name of “Life...”
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