In the present study, CHROM agar Candida identified all Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Candida glabrata, Candida parapsilosis
, Candida dubliniensis and Candida krusei correctly which correlates with study by Willinger B et al, (9) Yucesoy M et al (10) Momani OM et al (11) and Gultekin et al.
The first was CHROMagar culture which provided a presumptive identification of the Candida species based on the colour of the colonies; Candida albicans produces green colonies Candida tropicalis yields metallic blue colonies Candida parapsilosis
and Candida glabrata both grow as light pink (or occasionally creamy white) colonies and Candida krusei appears as pink and fuzzy colonies.
Prevalence rates and antifungal susceptibility profiles of the Candida parapsilosis
species complex: results from a nationwide surveillance of candidaemia in Brazil.
The majority of invasive infections due to Candida species have been attributed to five species; Candida albicans, Candida glabrata, Candida parapsilosis
, Candida tropicalis and Candida krusei.
96) Candida albicans 0 0 Candida glabrata 0 0 Candida krusei 0 0 Candida tropicalis 0 0 Candida parapsilosis
0 0 Trichomonas vaginalis 0 0 Microorganism Group IIIB (BV=358) No (%) Lactobacillus spp.
Se incluyeron la cepa Candida albicans (ATCC 90028) y Candida parapsilosis
(ATCC 22019) como control.
glabrata) 35234 Candida glabrata II hemoculture 35202 Candida glabrata III hemoculture 36293 Candida krusei I laryngeal prothesis Candida krusei II urineculture 38495 Candida parapsilosis
I hemoculture 35416 Candida parapsilosis
II hemoculture 15760 Candida tropicalis hemoculture 16819 Cryptococcus neoformans CSF (HIV patient) 20772 Aspergillus fumigatus nasal polyps (fungal sinusitis) Aspergillus flavus nasal swab (in leukemic patient) Superficial mycosis Trychophyton rubrum Tinea pedis (male patient) Trychophyton toe nail mentagrophytes Epidermophyton foccosum Tinea pedis (a year evolution in HIV patient) Microorganism Inhibition Diameter (mm) I.
Fungal agents most commonly causing otomycosis are Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida parapsilosis
, Penicillium, Mucor, Rhizopus, Absidia and Scopuloriopsis spp.
Yeasts include Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis
, Candida tropicalis, etc, while the moulds include a wide range of fungi like Scytalidium spp.
Quality control was assured by testing the strains recommended by CLSI Candida krusei ATCC 6258 and Candida parapsilosis
ATCC 22019 in each batch of MIC testing.
Candidemia in a brazilian hospital: the importance of Candida parapsilosis
Heavy Candida parapsilosis
contamination was documented in plastic containers used for transient IV medication storage at the bedside, plastic bags reused for the transportation of IV medicines and cotton used for disinfection of IV sites and ports.
In a neurological intensive care unit (NICU) of our hospital, we observed a nosocomial cluster of fungemia due to Candida parapsilosis
that affected four patients.
Eight strains of Candida species were used: Candida albicans ATCC 10231, Candida albicans ATCC 18804, Candida albicans CI-I (clinical isolate), Candida albicans CI-II, Candida krusei ATCC 6258, Candida glabrata ATCC 2001, Candida tropicalis ATCC 750 and Candida parapsilosis
albicans (n = 14, 30%), followed by Candida tropicalis (n = 10, 21%), Candida glabrata (n = 9, 19%), Candida lusitaniae (n = 9, 19%), and Candida parapsilosis
(n = 5, 11%) as depicted in Table 2.