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- Tobaldini-Valério, Flávia Kelly, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Microbial pathogenesis 2017 v.113 pp. 225-232
- Candida parapsilosis; adhesion; amphotericin B; biofilm; candidiasis; endogenous sources; endothelial cells; fluconazole; genetic similarity; germ tube; hands; health care workers; hospitals; micafungin; minimum inhibitory concentration; pathogens; patients; random amplified polymorphic DNA technique; risk; scanning electron microscopy; virulence; virulent strains; yeasts
- ... Although the majority of Candida infections are thought to come from endogenous sources, the healthcare workers' (HCWs) hands are being increasingly reported as vehicles for the transmission of pathogens. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the susceptibility of yeast isolated from the HCWs' hands and ICU (Intensive Care Unit) surfaces to antifungal agents and to determine the virulence p ...