A pseudoepidemic of sporothrix cyanescens pneumonia occurring during renovation of a bronchoscopy suite

L. Jackson, S. A. Klotz, R. E. Normand

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Abstract

Sporothrix cyanescens, an uncommonly isolated mold, was cultured from biopsy tissue, bronchial washings and sputum obtained at bronchoscopy from four patients during a one-month period. These patients had undergone fiberoptic bronchoscopy to aid in the diagnosis of pneumonic infiltrates. During this period of time the bronchoscopy suite was being extensively renovated. Cultures of bronchoscopes, biopsy forceps and effluents from the bronchoscopy injection ports were negative for fungi, as were all environmental samples taken from the bronchoscopy suite. Known pulmonary pathogens were eventually isolated from two of the patients and the pneumonias resolved in all four patients. It is believed that bronchoscopy material was contaminated by dust created during modernization of the bronchoscopy suite and that the four isolates represent a unique pseudoepidemic of S. cyanescens pneumonia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-459
Number of pages5
JournalMedical mycology
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A pseudoepidemic of sporothrix cyanescens pneumonia occurring during renovation of a bronchoscopy suite'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this