Specific batches of paracetamol tablets are being recalled as some pots have been found to contain discoloured tablets due to fungal contamination.
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Any pharmaceutical product, whether manufactured in the hospital or industrial environment, has the potential to be contaminated with microorganisms. With sterile products, any microbial contamination presents an unacceptable risk; with non-sterile products, the implication of the contamination is dependent upon whether the microorganism can be considered ‘objectionable’, and then to…
23 December 2013 | By SmartGene®
SmartGene® Fungi is a customisable web service for sequence-base identification, typing and analysis of medical and environmental fungi.
Invasive fungal infections associated with high mortality rates are common in hospital settings, especially in intensive care units where patients may be immune-compromised, subject to invasive procedures and treated aggressively with antibiotics. The most common nosocomial fungal infections in descending order are due to the genera Candida, Aspergillus, Rhizopus, Fusarium…