Genotypic analysis by 27A DNA fingerprinting of Candida albicans strains isolated during an outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit

Stefania Boccia, Brunella Posteraro, Marilena La Sorda, Giovanni Vento, Piero Giuseppe Matassa, Alessia Tempera, Stefano Petrucci, Giovanni Fadda

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Abstract

We describe an outbreak of Candida albicans systemic infection involving five premature infants in a neonatal intensive care unit. Molecular and epidemiologic characterization of all C. albicans isolates was performed by DNA fingerprinting with the 27A probe. This genotypic analysis demonstrated that the isolates were identical, providing evidence for the circulation of a unique C. albicans strain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-284
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume23
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Boccia, S., Posteraro, B., La Sorda, M., Vento, G., Matassa, P. G., Tempera, A., Petrucci, S., & Fadda, G. (2002). Genotypic analysis by 27A DNA fingerprinting of Candida albicans strains isolated during an outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 23(5), 281-284.