Control of construction-associated nosocomial aspergillosis in an antiquated hematology unit.

@article{Loo1996ControlOC,
  title={Control of construction-associated nosocomial aspergillosis in an antiquated hematology unit.},
  author={Vivian G. Loo and Carole Bertrand and Clare Dixon and D Vity{\'e} and B DeSalis and Alexander Peter McLean and Anya Brox and Hope Robson},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={360-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence of aspergillosis in patients with leukemia or bone marrow transplants during a construction-associated outbreak, and the effect of an environmental control program for Aspergillus. DESIGN Clinical, microbiological, and pathological records were reviewed retrospectively once the outbreak was appreciated, and prospectively thereafter, to determine the presence or absence of aspergillosis and duration of neutropenia. SETTING A university tertiary-care… CONTINUE READING

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