PREVALENCE OF CANDIDEMIA IN A TEACHING TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL IN HARYANA

Parul Punia, Antariksh Deep, Kausalya Raghuraman, Nidhi Goel, Uma Chaudhary

Abstract


Title: Prevalence of candidemia in a teaching tertiary care hospital in Haryana

Introduction:

 Incidence of candidemia has increased drastically in last few decades. Candida albicans had been the predominant species responsible till recently, which has now been surpassed by non albicans Candida.

Material and methods:

Blood samples from 4480 patients were cultured on Sabouraud’s Dextrose Agar (SDA) and colonies were identified by standard microbiological techniques.

Results:

Candidemia was observed in 6.7% cases. The predominant Candida species isolated in our study was C. albicans (47%) followed by C. tropicalis (22.1%).

Conclusion:

New Candida species continue to emerge which makes it imperative to speciate all isolates.


Keywords


Candida albicans, non albicans candida, antifungal resistance, candidemia, immunocompromised

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