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Title: Predominance of Candida tropicalis bloodstream infections in a Singapore teaching hospital
Authors: Chai, Y.A.L.
Wang, Y.
Khoo, A.L.
Chan, F.Y.
Chow, C.
Kumarasinghe, G.
Singh, K.
Tambyah, P.A. 
Keywords: Candida tropicalis
Issue Date: Aug-2007
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.
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
ISSN: 13693786
DOI: 10.1080/13693780701385868
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