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

  • Robyn Neblett Fanfair (a1) (a2), Orville Heslop (a3), Kizee Etienne (a2), Lois Rainford (a3), Monika Roy (a2), Lalitha Gade (a2), Joyce Peterson (a2), Heather O'Connell (a4), Judith Noble-Wang (a4), S. Arunmozhi Balajee (a2), Mary E. Brandt (a2), John F. Lindo (a3) and Benjamin J. Park (a2)...


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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