High frequency of yeast carriage on hands of hospital personnel

L. J. Strausbaugh, D. L. Sewell, T. T. Ward, M. A. Pfaller, T. Heitzman, R. Tjoelker

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Abstract

The hands of 36 nurses and 21 nonnursing hospital employees were tested by culture with a modification of the broth wash technique. Seventy-five percent of the nurses and 81% of the nonnurses were found to harbor yeasts on their hands; 58% of nurses and 38% of nonnurses were carrying Candida spp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2299-2300
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume32
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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    Strausbaugh, L. J., Sewell, D. L., Ward, T. T., Pfaller, M. A., Heitzman, T., & Tjoelker, R. (1994). High frequency of yeast carriage on hands of hospital personnel. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 32(9), 2299-2300. https://doi.org/10.1128/jcm.32.9.2299-2300.1994