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Trichosporon asahii among Intensive Care Unit Patients at a Medical Center in Jamaica

Robyn Neblett Fanfair MD MPH, Orville Heslop PhD, Kizee Etienne MPH, Lois Rainford, Monika Roy MD, Lalitha Gade MPharm, Joyce Peterson MT, Heather O’Connell PhD, Judith Noble-Wang PhD, S. Arunmozhi Balajee PhD, Mary E. Brandt PhD, John F. Lindo PhD and Benjamin J. Park MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 34, No. 6 (June 2013), pp. 638-641
DOI: 10.1086/670633
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/670633
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Trichosporon asahii among Intensive Care Unit Patients at a Medical Center in Jamaica
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Abstract

We investigated an increase in Trichosporon asahii isolates among inpatients. We identified 63 cases; 4 involved disseminated disease. Trichosporon species was recovered from equipment cleaning rooms, washbasins, and fomites, which suggests transmission through washbasins. Patient washbasins should be single-patient use only; adherence to appropriate hospital disinfection guidelines was recommended.

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