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Journal of Mycology
Volume 2015, Article ID 721424, 6 pages
Research Article

Recurring Events of Candida krusei Septicaemia: First Report from an ICU

1Department of Microbiology, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, Rohini, Delhi 110085, India
2Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi 110029, India
3Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, Rohini, Delhi 110085, India

Received 31 August 2015; Accepted 29 September 2015

Academic Editor: Zia U. Khan

Copyright © 2015 Shalini Dewan Duggal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Resurgence of nonalbicans Candida spp. was observed thrice at the same location in our hospital over a period of four years. In two of these outbreaks it was identified up to the molecular level as Candida krusei. This fungus was traced to some environmental source in all three episodes. Prompt infection control measures were initiated which helped to control the outbreak every time. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first series of recurring Candida krusei infections at the same site in a hospital with successful control of each episode.