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

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

Autor Levin, A. S. Google Scholar
Costa, S. F. Google Scholar
Mussi, N. S. Google Scholar
Basso, M. Google Scholar
Sinto, S. I. Google Scholar
Machado, C. Google Scholar
Geiger, D. C. Google Scholar
Villares, MCB Google Scholar
Schreiber, A. Z. Google Scholar
Barone, A. A. Google Scholar
Branchini, MLM Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Resumo 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 health care 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 matched the ones of the patients they had handled. the patients' strains were moderate or strong slime producers, whereas none of the HCWs' were strong producers. in conclusion, our results indicated the occurrence of an outbreak C. parapsilosis fungemia related to long-term central venous catheters in which the hands of HCWs were implicated the amount of slime production might be associated with the pathogenicity of the strains. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science Inc.
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 1998-04-01
Publicado em Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. New York: Elsevier B.V., v. 30, n. 4, p. 243-249, 1998.
ISSN 0732-8893 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Elsevier B.V.
Extensão 243-249
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0732-8893(98)00006-6
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000073294700002
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25885

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