Cross-infection and diversity of Candida albicans strain carriage in patients and nursing staff on an intensive care unit.

@article{Hunter1990CrossinfectionAD,
  title={Cross-infection and diversity of Candida albicans strain carriage in patients and nursing staff on an intensive care unit.},
  author={Paul R Hunter and Gordon A Harrison and C A Fraser},
  journal={Journal of medical and veterinary mycology : bi-monthly publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology},
  year={1990},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={317-25}
}
Colonization of patients and nursing staff on an intensive care unit by Candida albicans was studied over a 4-month period. Multiple swabs and samples were taken from patients and their nurses on 12 occasions during the study period. During this study there were no obvious clinically relevant candidal infections. Patients yielded C. albicans from at least one body site on 68%, and nurses on 57% of occasions. All isolates of C. albicans were further characterized by both morphotyping and… CONTINUE READING

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