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Mycoses. 1990 Nov-Dec;33(11-12):539-41.

Aspergillus species from hospital air and from patients.

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Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y.

Abstract

During a seven month period, 367 molds were isolated from hospital air and 23 from patients. Aspergillus niger accounted for 56% of air isolates, but for only 17% of patient isolates. Aspergillus fumigatus was rarely found in air (0.3%), but was the dominant isolate among our patients (44%). We conclude, that different Aspergillus species may have a varied aptitude to colonize immunocompromised patients.

PMID:
2129435
DOI:
10.1111/myc.1990.33.11-12.539
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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