Candida parapsilosis fungemia associated with implantable and semi-implantable central venous catheters and the hands of healthcare workers.

@article{Levin1998CandidaPF,
  title={Candida parapsilosis fungemia associated with implantable and semi-implantable central venous catheters and the hands of healthcare workers.},
  author={Anna Sara Shafferman Levin and S{\'i}lvia Figueiredo Costa and N S Mussi and Mariusa Basso and Sumiko I. Sinto and C Machado and D C P Geiger and Maria Cec{\'i}lia Barison Villares and Ang{\'e}lica Zaninelli Schreiber and Ant{\^o}nio Alci Barone and Maria Luiza Moretti Branchini},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  year={1998},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={243-9}
}
A cluster of six cases of fungemia among hematology, bone marrow transplant, and oncology patients was investigated in a case-control study (18 controls). The use of implantable and semi-implantable central venous catheters was significantly associated with cases (p = 0.016). The hands of three healthcare workers (HCWs) were positive for Candida parapsilosis. Electrophoretic karyotyping showed two profiles among patients and HCWs, and five among six unrelated strains. The profiles of two HCWs… CONTINUE READING