Candida isolates from neonates: Frequency of misidentification and reduced fluconazole susceptibility

Judith L. Rowen, Judy M. Tate, Nicole Nordoff, Lester Passarell, Michael R. McGinnis

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Abstract

Systemic candidiasis affects 1.6 to 4.5% of very low birth weight (≤1,500 g) infants. A specimen archive of Candida strains from intensive care nurseries was created; it currently houses 98 isolates from 17 institutions. Eight isolates (8.2%) were misidentified at the referring institution. The MICs of fluconazole for seven isolates (7.1%, all non-C. albicans species, one misidentified initially) were >8 μg/ml.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3735-3737
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1999

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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