Polymicrobial sepsis following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Gastroenterology. 1975 Aug;69(2):507-10.

Abstract

Cholangitis with polymicrobial sepsis followed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in a patient without biliary tract obstruction. Inadequately disinfected endoscopy equipment was strongly implicated as the source of infection. Results with a new method of disinfection using gluteraldehyde are given.

MeSH terms

  • Cholangiography / methods*
  • Cholangitis / diagnosis
  • Cholangitis / etiology*
  • Cholangitis / microbiology
  • Disinfection / methods
  • Endoscopy / adverse effects*
  • Enterobacteriaceae / isolation & purification
  • Female
  • Glutaral
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreas / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa / isolation & purification

Substances

  • Glutaral