Contamination of a bronchial fiberscope by mycobacteria linked to an automated bronchoscope disinfection machine

Kazuyo Nomura, Midori Ogawa, Bin Chang, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Tadao Tanabe, Hatsumi Taniguchi, Tetsuro Matsumoto

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Abstract

Mycobacteria are being isolated with increasing frequency from automated bronchoscope disinfection machines. This has led to misdiagnosis and nosocomial infections. In this study, we isolated Mycobacterium chelonae from a bronchoscope disinfection machine and found one strain to be resistant to 2% glutaraldehyde and sensitive to 70% ethanol. Since we began cleaning the sink of the machine with 70% ethanol, no mycobacteria has been seen throughout the machine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-165
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of UOEH
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Nomura, K., Ogawa, M., Chang, B., Miyamoto, H., Tanabe, T., Taniguchi, H., & Matsumoto, T. (2000). Contamination of a bronchial fiberscope by mycobacteria linked to an automated bronchoscope disinfection machine. Journal of UOEH, 22(2), 159-165. https://doi.org/10.7888/juoeh.22.159