pickettiandR. insidiosa are emerging pathogens in hospital settings. They are found in moist environments. In hospitals this bacteria contaminates solutions such as water, saline, and sterile drugs. These solutions are usually contaminated when the product is manufactured, because R. picketti has the ability to pass through 0.45 and 0.2 µm filters that are used to sterilize medicinal products.
It is a gram-negative aerobic bacillus which is resistant to Colistin and has been isolated from neonates. It has been isolated in the hospital environment in water supplies, disinfectants, and medical devices.
Last modified: 13/06/2017