Table 5

Selected rare organisms detected by PCR/Electron spray ionization-time-of-flight-mass spectrometry (ESI-TOF-MS) in the hospital environment
Microbiology # PCR/ESI-TOF-MS detections
HCW/PPE Burn ICU rooms Orthopedic rooms/Shears
Gram-positive
 Cocci
Leuconostoc spp. 2 0 5
S. pyogenes 1
S. pneumoniae 1 7
 Bacilli
Clostridium spp. 1 1 2
Clostridium tetani 1 1
Listeria monocytogenes 2
Nocardia spp. 3 1 6
Gram-negative
 Cocci
Neisseria spp. 1 2
 Aerobic Bacilli
Bordetella spp. 3 1 4
Burkholderia spp. 1 2 3
Polynucleobacter spp. 7 11 7
Shigella flexneri 1
Vibrio spp. 1 1
 Anaerobic Bacilli
Bacteroides spp. 1 1
Other bacteria
Bartonella spp. 1
Borrelia turicatae 1
Mycobacterium abscessus 1
Mycoplasma hominis 1
Fungi
Alternaria 2 1 4
Saccharomyces cerevisiae 1 3 17
  Other fungi* 1 3

HCW healthcare worker, PPE personal protective equipment, ICU intensive care unit.

* One of each: Botryosphaeria rhodina, Macroventuria spp., Cochliobolus spp., Arthrographis cuboidea.

Yun et al.

Yun et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2012 12:252   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-12-252

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