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Control of an outbreak of nosocomial aspergillosis by laminar air-flow isolation

Barnes, Rosemary Ann and Rogers, T. R. 1989. Control of an outbreak of nosocomial aspergillosis by laminar air-flow isolation. Journal of Hospital Infection 14 (2) , pp. 89-94. 10.1016/0195-6701(89)90110-2

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Abstract

In the course of construction of a new bone marrow transplantation (BMT) unit, six of nineteen children undergoing BMT in the adjacent ward area died of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA). Ward air samples confirmed that heavy fungal spore contamination had occurred. The introduction of laminar air flow (LAF) isolation terminated the outbreak and no subsequent cases of IPA have been documented in patients nursed entirely in LAF. LAF has not reduced the rates of other complications associated with BMT.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bone marrow transplantation; aspergillosis; laminar air flow
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0195-6701
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:44
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/67344

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