|Document ID (ISN)||77265|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||AhlÚn C., Mandal L.H., Johannessen L.N., Iversen O.J.
||Survival of infectious Pseudomonas aeruginosa genotypes in occupational saturation diving environment and the significance of these genotypes for recurrent skin infections
||May 2000, Vol.37, No.5, p.493-500. Illus. 10 ref.
||Occupational saturation divers suffer from various skin disorders, of which skin infections are the most serious and frequent. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the microbe most often isolated. P.aeruginosa isolates from 292 skin infections in operational saturation divers and about 800 isolates from occupational saturation diving systems have been collected during the period 1986 to 1998. 472 P.aeruginosa isolates have been genetically analyzed, of which 181 originate from skin infections in divers. 97 different P.aeruginosa genotypes have been defined. Some of these genotypes are solely found from skin infections, some solely from the saturation environment and about 25% were found both from infections and from the saturation environment. Eight frequent infectious genotypes are shown to be present over several years, both in infections and in the saturation environment. The study suggests that skin infections in occupational saturation divers are commonly caused by environmental strains and not by diver-to-diver contagion.
||pathogenic bacteria; saturation diving; skin diseases
||infectious diseases; determination in biological matter; sampling and analysis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Norway|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases