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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Changing trends of candida species in neonatal septicaemia in a tertiary North Indian hospital

Department of Microbiology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi-110 001, India

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G Mehta
Department of Microbiology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi-110 001
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Four hundred and fifty four blood samples of clinically diagnosed septicemic neonates were collected over a period of six months from the neonatal ICU of Kalawati Saran Children Hospital, New Delhi. 144 samples were culture positive; out of which 50 (34.7%) were Candida isolates. 92% isolates were Candida tropicalis, 4% were C. albicans and C. kefyr each. The study emphasises the changing pattern of Candida species and their importance in blood stream infections in neonates.

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