Candidaemia and antifungal susceptibility testing in a teaching hospital

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Abstract

We reviewed cases of candidaemia at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre from 1st January 2005 to 30th June 2006. All blood cultures positive for Candida species or its teleomorphs within the study period were identified and antifungal susceptibility testing was performed. Out of 50 blood isolates, 20 (40%) were identified as Candida albicans, 16 (32%) C. tropicalis, five (10%) C. parapsilosis, three (6%) C. famata, two (4%) C. glabrata, two (4%) Pichia ohmeri, one (2%) C. krusei and one (2%) P. etchell/carsonii. Susceptibility to amphotericin B was 100%, fluconazole 90%, itraconazole 40%, ketoconazole 88%, 5-flucytosine 98% and voriconazole 98%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume64
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

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Candidemia
Flucytosine
Ketoconazole
Itraconazole
Pichia
Fluconazole
Malaysia
Amphotericin B
Candida albicans
Candida
Teaching Hospitals
Voriconazole
Blood Culture

Keywords

  • Antifungal susceptibility
  • Candida
  • Candidaemia
  • Fungaemia

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  • Medicine(all)

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Candidaemia and antifungal susceptibility testing in a teaching hospital. / Khaithir, Tzar Mohd Nizam; Shamim, A. S.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 64, No. 1, 03.2009, p. 61-64.

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