Microsatellite-based genotyping of Candida parapsilosis sensu stricto isolates reveals dominance and persistence of a particular epidemiological clone among neonatal intensive care unit patients

Antonio Cascio, Maria Amorini, Orazio Romeo, Daniela Romeo, Carla Lo Lo Passo, Ida Pernice, Demetrio Delfino, Daniela Romeo, Antonio Cascio

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Abstract

In this study, using multilocus microsatellite analysis, we report the genetic characterization of 27 Candida parapsilosis isolates recovered in two different periods of time (2007-2009 and 2011-2012) from infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit of a hospital in Messina, Italy. The results revealed the persistence and dominance of a particular infectious genotype among NICU patients and highlight the power of the used microsatellite markers in clarifying epidemiologic associations, detect micro-evolutionary variations and facilitating the recognition of outbreaks. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalINFECTION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION
Volume13
Publication statusPublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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