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Trichosporon Species Isolated from the Perigenital Region, Urine and Catheters of a Brazilian Population.
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PMID:  24031538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The present study aimed to 1) determine the colonization rates of medically important Trichosporon species on normal perigenital skin and 2) determine the isolation rates of Trichosporon spp. isolated from the urine and catheters of Brazilian patients hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The overall colonization rate of Trichosporon spp. was 11.15% (112 isolates). The most common species isolated from normal perigenital skin was T. cutaneum (29.46%), followed by T. asteroides (20.53%), T. ovoides (15.17%), T. inkin (10.71%), T. mucoides (8.92%), and T. asahii (6.25%). From urine and catheters, T. asahii was the species most commonly isolated (76.5%; n =23), followed by T. inkin (16.6%; n = 5) and T. asteroides (6.6%; n = 2). In addition, the highest isolation rate occurred in subjects in the 71- to 80-year-old age range (36.7%; n= 11), followed by 61 to 70 (26.7%; n = 8), 51 to 60 (13.3%; n = 4), 31 to 40 (13.33%; n = 4), and 41 to 50 (10%; n =3). We concluded that 6 medically important species of the genus Trichosporon colonize the perigenital region in a normal population. The identification of these species is possible by means of classical methods but often requires repeated analyses repetitions due to difficulties in the assimilation process. In contrast, only 3 species of Trichosporon were isolated from urine and catheters.
Authors:
Agenor Messias Silvestre; Mauricio Alexandre Bandeira Rampazzo Miranda; Zoilo Pires de Camargo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-9-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brazilian journal of microbiology : [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1517-8382     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz. J. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2010 7 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095924     Medline TA:  Braz J Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  628-634     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Universidade Federal de São Paulo , Disciplina de Biologia Celular, São Paulo, SP , Brasil.
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