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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/95924
Title:
Kitchens as a source of Aspergillus niger infection.
Authors:
Loudon, K W; Coke, A P; Burnie, J P; Shaw, A J; Oppenheim, B A; Morris, C Q
Abstract:
In this study we investigated the epidemiology of a cluster of cutaneous infections owing to Aspergillus niger, which occurred in neutropenic patients in a bone marrow transplant unit. Heavy environmental contamination with the mould was found in the ward kitchen adjacent to the unit. The clinical and environmental isolates were typed by random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD), which showed one of the patients was infected with the same strain as that isolated repeatedly from the kitchen area. In another case, contaminated stockinette material was implicated as the source of infection. Thorough cleaning of the ward kitchen resulted in no further cases on the unit. This highlights the fact that aspergilli may spread to patients by air, food or other vehicles, and underlines the importance of searching for a source and ensuring high levels of hospital hygiene are maintained.
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Microbiology, Manchester Healthcare Trust, UK.
Citation:
Kitchens as a source of Aspergillus niger infection. 1996, 32 (3):191-8 J. Hosp. Infect.
Journal:
The Journal of Hospital Infection
Issue Date:
Mar-1996
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/95924
DOI:
10.1016/S0195-6701(96)90145-0
PubMed ID:
8690882
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0195-6701
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dc.contributor.authorLoudon, K Wen
dc.contributor.authorCoke, A Pen
dc.contributor.authorBurnie, J Pen
dc.contributor.authorShaw, A Jen
dc.contributor.authorOppenheim, B Aen
dc.contributor.authorMorris, C Qen
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-07T15:54:04Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-07T15:54:04Z-
dc.date.issued1996-03-
dc.identifier.citationKitchens as a source of Aspergillus niger infection. 1996, 32 (3):191-8 J. Hosp. Infect.en
dc.identifier.issn0195-6701-
dc.identifier.pmid8690882-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0195-6701(96)90145-0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/95924-
dc.description.abstractIn this study we investigated the epidemiology of a cluster of cutaneous infections owing to Aspergillus niger, which occurred in neutropenic patients in a bone marrow transplant unit. Heavy environmental contamination with the mould was found in the ward kitchen adjacent to the unit. The clinical and environmental isolates were typed by random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD), which showed one of the patients was infected with the same strain as that isolated repeatedly from the kitchen area. In another case, contaminated stockinette material was implicated as the source of infection. Thorough cleaning of the ward kitchen resulted in no further cases on the unit. This highlights the fact that aspergilli may spread to patients by air, food or other vehicles, and underlines the importance of searching for a source and ensuring high levels of hospital hygiene are maintained.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAspergillosis-
dc.subject.meshAspergillus niger-
dc.subject.meshBase Sequence-
dc.subject.meshCross Infection-
dc.subject.meshDermatomycoses-
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaks-
dc.subject.meshEngland-
dc.subject.meshEquipment Contamination-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshFood Service, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfection Control-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshMolecular Sequence Data-
dc.subject.meshNeutropenia-
dc.subject.meshRandom Amplified Polymorphic DNA Technique-
dc.titleKitchens as a source of Aspergillus niger infection.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medical Microbiology, Manchester Healthcare Trust, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Hospital Infectionen

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