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Candida albicans outbreak associated with total parenteral nutrition in the neonatal unit

dc.contributor.authorGüdücüoğlu, Hüseyin
dc.contributor.authorGultepe, BİLGE
dc.contributor.authorOTLU, BARIŞ
dc.contributor.authorBEKTAS, A.
dc.contributor.authorYILDIRIM, OĞUZHAN
dc.contributor.authorTuncer, Oğuz
dc.contributor.authorBERKTAS, M.
dc.contributor.institutionauthorSÜMBÜL, BİLGE
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-05T14:23:45Z
dc.date.available2019-10-05T14:23:45Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-01
dc.description.abstractBackground: The most frequently isolated fungi in patients using TPN belongs to the Candida genus. Various infections including venous catheter infections, fungemia, endocarditis and ophthalmitis may be encountered. Objective: Upon growth of Candida in the blood cultures from the pediatric (neonatal) unit of our hospital, a surveillance was performed in this unit and involving the health care workers. Clonal relationships of the isolates were investigated with molecular tests. Methods: Blood samples obtained from the patients in pediatric neonatal unit were studied with automatized blood culture [BacT/Alert (Bio Merioux, France)]. Yeast isolates from environmental surveillance cultures (TPN solutions, hands of healthcare personnel, etagere, etc) and patients were identified as C. albicans with conventional methods and ID 32 C and ATB (TM) Fungus 3 (Biomerieux, France) kits. Clonal similarity was determined by using AP-PCR as initial method and we have also typified all strains by the method of REP-PCR (diversilab system, bioMerieux). Finally; Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) was used for confirmation. Results: C. albicans was isolated in blood cultures of seven patients. Similar antifungal susceptibility patterns were observed in all isolates. AP-PCR and REP-PCR showed that the C. albicans isolates grown in the TPN solution and from the patients- blood cultures were clonally same strains. PFGE analysis further confirmed this clonality. Conclusion: According to results of the molecular methods, we thought that a C. albicans outbreak had occurred in the neonatal pediatric unit, due to contamination of TPN solution.
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dc.identifier.citationGüdücüoğlu H., Gultepe B., OTLU B., BEKTAS A., YILDIRIM O., Tuncer O., BERKTAS M., -Candida albicans outbreak associated with total parenteral nutrition in the neonatal unit-, INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY, cilt.34, ss.202-207, 2016
dc.identifier.doi10.4103/0255-0857.180303
dc.identifier.scopus84969758883
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12645/3763
dc.identifier.wosWOS:000378536300014
dc.language.isoen
dc.titleCandida albicans outbreak associated with total parenteral nutrition in the neonatal unit
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