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Episodes of candida infection at a teaching hospital were investigated. During a 3-year period from 1998 to 2000, there were 53 cases of candidaemia. (64.2 %) was the most common causative species, followed by (17.0 %) and (15.1 %). Molecular analysis of a cluster of eight infections from a single unit was performed using Southern blotting with Ca3 probe hybridization. This showed that the patients were each infected by unrelated strains of . On occasion, isolates were found to be closely related within individual patients. Following Southern blot analysis, it was concluded that the infections were not part of an outbreak caused by a single, epidemic strain.

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