Isolation Table

A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Campylobacter gastroenteritis (see Gastroenteritis)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Candida auris
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
infection or colonization (i.e., positive C. auris culture)

Duration of hospitalization and all subsequent admissions

C. auris: Discontinuation will be determined by Infection Prevention on a case by case basis

Candida infections (other than Candida auris)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
All forms including mucocutaneous
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
carbapenemase gene DETECTED (CP-CRE)

Duration of hospitalization and upon all subsequent admissions

CP-CRE: Discontinuation will be determined by Infection Prevention on a case by case basis (i).

carbapenemase gene NOT detected

Contact + Standard Precautions may be required if organism is resistant to other drugs.  See Multidrug Resistant (MDR) Organisms.

Cat-scratch fever
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
(benign inoculation lympohoreticulosis) (Bartonella henselae)
Cellulitis
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Chancroid (soft chancre) (Haemophilus ducreyi)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Chickenpox (Also see Varicella)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

Until ALL lesions are crusted over.  

Chlamydia trachomatis
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Respiratory
Conjunctivitis
Genital
Cholera (see Gastroenteritis)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Closed cavity infection
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Draining, copious uncontained
Draining, limited or minor
Not draining
Clostrididiodes botulinum
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
C. botulinum
Clostrididiodes difficile
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
C. difficile gastroenteritis, enterocolitis

Patients on 11L or 12L:  Duration of hospitalization.  All others: Enteric Contact isolation can be discontinued if (1) patient has had no diarrhea for ≥48 hours AND (2) patient has been transferred to clean room. 

Hand Hygiene with soap and water (not alcohol based hand rub) is indicated upon exiting the room of a patient on Contact Isolation for C. difficile. Wash your hands sign is available. See Diarrhea Decision Tree for additional guidance.

Clostrididiodes, not C. difficile
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
C. perfringens Food poisoning
C. perfringens Gas gangrene
Coccidioidomycosis (valley fever)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
(Coccidioides immitis) Draining lesions

Notify the Microbiology laboratory when submitting specimens for culture from patients known or suspected to have this disease (353-1268)

Pneumonia

Notify the Microbiology laboratory when submitting specimens for culture from patients known or suspected to have this disease (353-1268)

Colorado tick fever
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Congenital rubella (German measles) (see also Rubella)
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment

During ANY admission until infant is 1 year of age unless naso-pharyngeal and urine cultures are negative for virus after age 3 months

Conjunctivitis
Condition Isolation Duration of Isolation Comment
Acute bacterial

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