標題: Characterization of Candida Species from Different Populations in Taiwan
作者: Yang, Yun-Liang
Hsieh, Li-Yun
Wang, An-Huei
Lo, Hsiu-Jung
生物科技學系
分子醫學與生物工程研究所
Department of Biological Science and Technology
Institute of Molecular Medicine and Bioengineering
關鍵字: Age;Candida species;Hospital unit;Source;TSARY;Yeast pathogen
公開日期: 1-八月-2011
摘要: The opportunistic Candida species existing as part of commensal microbiota in humans are usually the etiological agents causing infections. We investigated whether isolates collected from different age groups, hospital units, and sources have distinct characteristics. A total of 913 isolates comprising 395 Candida albicans, 230 Candida tropicalis, 202 Candida glabrata, 62 Candida parapsilosis, 13 Candida krusei, and 11 of other six species were analyzed. Urine was the most common source (41.2%), followed by sputum (16.3%), blood (15.2%), and others (27.3%). Candida albicans and C. parapsilosis were more prevalent in the working group [from 19 to 65 years], whereas C. tropicalis and C. glabrata were more prevalent in the elder one (a parts per thousand yen 66 years). We found that the age of patients and the source of isolates affect the distribution of species. On the other hand, the drug susceptibility of isolates was associated with fungal species and whether patients were hospitalized.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11046-011-9408-8
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/21105
ISSN: 0301-486X
DOI: 10.1007/s11046-011-9408-8
期刊: MYCOPATHOLOGIA
Volume: 172
Issue: 2
起始頁: 131
結束頁: 139
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