TABLE 1.

Respiratory microbiology results for index case

Hospital dayOrganism(s) isolatedaSource
14+ TrichosporonSputum
24+ Trichosporon, 2+ MRSASputum
2Influenza virus/parainfluenza virus/adenovirus/respiratory syncytial virus culture negativeNasopharyngeal wash
34+ TrichosporonBronchoalveolar lavage
54+ TrichosporonTracheal aspirate
64+ Trichosporon, 3+ C. albicansTracheal aspirate
104+ Trichosporon, 3+ MRSATracheal aspirate
10AFB negativeTracheal aspirate
114+ Trichosporon, 3+ MRSATracheal aspirate
123+ TrichosporonRight lower lung, autopsy
124+ TrichosporonLeft lower lung, autopsy
124+ TrichosporonRight middle lung, autopsy
12Negative bacterial, AFB, and viral culturesAll lung fields, autopsy
  • a MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; AFB, acid-fast bacillus; 2+, >10 colonies observed in quadrant 1 of the culture plate; 3+, >10 colonies observed in quadrant 2 of the culture plate; 4+, >10 colonies observed in quadrant 3 of the culture plate.