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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 309-311

Species distribution and anti-fungal susceptibility of Candidaemia at a multi super-specialty center in Southern India


Department of Microbiology, Manipal Hospital, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore 560 017, India

Correspondence Address:
R Adhikary
Department of Microbiology, Manipal Hospital, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore 560 017
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.83920

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Candidaemia is one of the leading causes of nosocomial bloodstream infections. There is a rise in the incidence of non-albicans candidaemia and emergence of anti-fungal resistance. We performed a retrospective laboratory-based study over a period of 2 years (January 2009 to December 2010) at our quaternary care multi super-specialty hospital in Southern India. There had been 68 Candida isolates detected from the bloodstream of 55 patients during the study period. Overall, 74% of cases were due to non-albicans Candida. C. tropicalis was most commonly isolated (39.7%), followed by C. albicans (26.4%). All Candida isolates remain susceptible to voriconazole, whereas highest degree of resistance was observed for fluconazole.






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