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|Title:||Predominance of Candida tropicalis bloodstream infections in a Singapore teaching hospital|
|Citation:||Chai, Y.A.L., Wang, Y., Khoo, A.L., Chan, F.Y., Chow, C., Kumarasinghe, G., Singh, K., Tambyah, P.A. (2007-08). Predominance of Candida tropicalis bloodstream infections in a Singapore teaching hospital. Medical Mycology 45 (5) : 435-439. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/13693780701385868|
|Abstract:||An 18-month epidemiologic investigation of Candida bloodstream infections in a Singapore hospital identified 52 candidemic patients: 36% of whose infections were caused by C. tropicalis, 29% were due to C. albicans, 10% with C. parapsilosis and 21% involved C. glabrata. A predominant clonal C. tropicalis strain was demonstrated. No association with ICU stay, prior exposure to fluconazole/broad-spectrum antibiotics or increased mortality was found in this apparent shift towards non-C. albicans Candida species as the primary agents of candidemia.|
|Source Title:||Medical Mycology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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