Amanda Guspiel

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BACKGROUND Rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) have a predilection for those with immunocompromised states. We report increased isolation of RGM among pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant patients that was traced to the hospital water supply. METHODS Cases of RGM-positive patients were differentiated based on whether they were community-acquired or(More)
BACKGROUND In 2011, pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients were moved from an older hospital to a new children's hospital. To minimize bacterial growth in the new hospital's water during construction, the plumbing system was flushed and disinfected before occupancy. However, 6 months after occupancy, an increased incidence of rapidly(More)
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