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ejmi. 2018; 2(1): 35-39 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmi.2018.68077

Distribution of Candida Species Isolated from Blood Cultures Over a Period of Four Years

Sadik Akgun1, Hakan Sezgin Sayiner2, Sumeyra Kayali1
1Department of Medical Microbiology, Adiyaman University, Faculty of Medicine, Adiyaman, Turkey, 2Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Adiyaman University, Faculty of Medicine, Adiyaman, Turkey

Objectives: Candida, which is an opportunistic pathogen, is becoming a cause of significant morbidity and mortality due to the infection it can cause, especially in patients at greater risk. The aim of the present study was to examine a total of 95 Candida isolates collected from blood cultures at a training and research hospital microbiology culture laboratory over approximately 4 years. Methods: This study included 95 Candida samples grown in blood cultures at the microbiology laboratory between 2014 and 2017. The samples were first seeded with 5% sheep blood agar and eosin methylene blue agar media. Next, those identified as yeast using conventional methods were isolated with Sabouraud Dextrose Agar. Subsequently, the strain was identified using a fully automated culture-antibiogram device. Results: Type distribution indicated that among the 95 Candida samples collected over 4 years, the most common strains were C. albicans (n=43; 45%) and C. parapsilosis (n=24; 25%), followed by C. tropicalis (n=14; 15%), C. glabrata (n=6; 6%), and C. kefyr (n=5; 5%). Conclusion: According to these results, although there was an increase in the number of other Candida species observed, C. albicans remains the most important pathogen.


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Akgun S, Sayiner H, Kayali S. Distribution of Candida Species Isolated from Blood Cultures Over a Period of Four Years. ejmi. 2018; 2(1): 35-39

Corresponding Author: Akgun S.

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