A sudden increase in neutropenic hematology patients with Candida krusei colonization and bacteremia prompted a longitudinal epidemiological investigation. We identified 39 patients; 13 developed candidemia, and three died; 25 patients carried the same genotype. We intervened by changing antifungal prophylaxis and implementing strict infection control measures. The incidence dropped immediately.

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doi.org/10.1128/JCM.44.3.1111-1114.2006, hdl.handle.net/1765/13985
Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Vos, M., Endtz, H., Horst-Kreft, D., Doorduijn, J., Lugtenburg, P., Verbrugh, H., … van Belkum, A. (2006). Candida krusei transmission among hematology patients resolved by adapted antifungal prophylaxis and infection control measures. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 44(3), 1111–1114. doi:10.1128/JCM.44.3.1111-1114.2006