Investigation and management of an outbreak of mucormycosis in a paediatric oncology unit.

@article{Garner2008InvestigationAM,
  title={Investigation and management of an outbreak of mucormycosis in a paediatric oncology unit.},
  author={Dave Garner and Karen Machin},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={70 1},
  pages={53-9}
}
Mucormycosis is an aggressive and often fatal infection, despite conventional methods of treatment, which predominantly affects immunocompromised patients. This report describes an outbreak of rhinocerebral mucormycosis in a university hospital paediatric oncology department secondary to water damage in a linen store and parents' shower room. The source of the outbreak was successfully determined using simple environmental sampling techniques. Sampling allowed timely and successful… CONTINUE READING

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