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Epidemiol Infect. 1987 Aug;99(1):201-11.

Four outbreaks of nosocomial systemic candidiasis.

Abstract

Candida albicans has recently been described as a cause of nosocomial infection. This paper reports four further outbreaks occurring over a 12-month period in England. There were 13 systemic cases and 6 deaths. The outbreaks were defined by morphotyping and the new technique of immunoblot fingerprinting. Control of the outbreaks was produced by the implementation of strict cross-infection control policies without recourse to systemic chemoprophylaxis.

PMID:
3609173
PMCID:
PMC2249178
DOI:
10.1017/s0950268800067030
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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