Nosocomial transmission of Candida pelliculosa fungemia in a pediatric intensive care unit and review of the literature.

@article{Kalkanci2010NosocomialTO,
  title={Nosocomial transmission of Candida pelliculosa fungemia in a pediatric intensive care unit and review of the literature.},
  author={Ayşe Kalkanci and Murat Dizbay and Ozden Turan and Işil Fidan and Burçe Yalçin and Ibrahim Hirfanoğlu and Semra Kuştimur and Firdevs Aktaş and Takashi Sugita},
  journal={The Turkish journal of pediatrics},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={42-9}
}
Horizontal transmission of Candida species in the hospital environment and the fungemia rates have increased in the past decade. We describe a nosocomial cluster of fungemia caused by Candida pelliculosa (teleomorph Pichia anomala) in four infants hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit. Candida isolates had strictly related fingerprints, as generated by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA analysis using five different primer sets. The four babies were all treated successfully and… CONTINUE READING

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