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Incidence of Candida species isolated from human skin and nails: a survey.
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PMID:  11830946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Distribution of Candida species was investigated by examining 245 samples from skin lesions and nails. The isolates were identified using standard laboratory methods including germ tube test, micromorphology of colonies on rice agar, the commercial kit, saccharide assimilation and fermentation tests. Eight species of Candida were identified: C. albicans accounted for 56.4% of the isolates, C. parapsilosis 29.1, C. tropicalis 7.8, C. pulcherrima 2.9, C. guilliermondii 1.5, C. krusei and C. zeylanoides for 0.9% each, and C. robusta for 0.5%. The factors significantly associated with colonization were prolonged antibiotic therapy, parenteral nutrition, low birth body mass of infants, intubation, duration of stay in hospital, indwelling intravenous catheter, malignancies, diabetes, surgery, and obesity.
J Jautová; S Virágová; M Ondrasovic; E Holoda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia microbiologica     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0015-5632     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Microbiol. (Praha)     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-07     Completed Date:  2002-07-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376757     Medline TA:  Folia Microbiol (Praha)     Country:  Czech Republic    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Safárik University, 040 66 Kosice, Slovakia.
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MeSH Terms
Candida / classification*,  isolation & purification*
Candidiasis / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Candidiasis, Cutaneous / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Mycological Typing Techniques
Nail Diseases / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Nails / microbiology
Risk Factors

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