Mixed yeast infections in Taiwan

Yun-Liang Yang, Wen-Li Chu, Chao Chih Lin, Zi-Li Zhou, Pei-Ning Chen, Hsiu-Jung Lo

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Abstract

Clinically significant yeast isolates were collected via Taiwan Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance of Yeasts (TSARY) in 2014, and mixed infections were investigated. Among 44 out of 1092 specimens containing multiple species, 17, 11, 5, 3, and 8 were from urine, sputum, blood, ascites, and 6 others, respectively. There predominant combinations of mixed infection were 14 Candida albicans/Candida glabrata, 13 C. albicans/Candida tropicalis, and 9 C. glabrata/C. tropicalis. Furthermore, we also detected fluconazole resistant isolates Candida norvegensis and Candida krusei. Hence, it is important to accurately identify the species with different drug susceptibilities when they are in the same specimen.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-773
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Mycology
Volume56
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Identification; Candida species; mixed infections
  • BLOOD-STREAM INFECTIONS; CANDIDA-NORVEGENSIS; NORTH-AMERICA; EPIDEMIOLOGY; FUNGEMIA; IDENTIFICATION; SURVEILLANCE

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    Yang, Y-L., Chu, W-L., Lin, C. C., Zhou, Z-L., Chen, P-N., & Lo, H-J. (2018). Mixed yeast infections in Taiwan. Medical Mycology, 56(6), 770-773. https://doi.org/10.1093/mmy/myx094