Terezinha I E Svidzinski

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Candida tropicalis has been reported to be one of the Candida species which is most likely to cause bloodstream and urinary tract infections in hospitalized patients. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to characterize the virulence of C. tropicalis by assessing antifungal susceptibility and comparing the expression of several virulence factors. This(More)
The presence of yeasts on the hands of 86 healthy hosts (62 hospital workers and 24 healthy members of the community with no hospital exposure) was investigated. A high rate of colonization was found (59.3%). Candida parapsilosis was the most frequently isolated species (51%), independent of the origin of the samples. The potential virulence and resistance(More)
Adhesion to medical devices and biofilm formation are considered important virulence factors of Candida tropicalis. This work aimed to use artificial urine (AU) and urinary catheters, under flow conditions, for studying C. tropicalis biofilms. Adhesion and biofilm formation on silicone and latex urinary catheters were quantified by crystal violet staining(More)
A morphologic study of the lungs was carried out in Swiss mice infected with yeast isolated from Paracoccidioides brasiliensis (Pb18). The lung was processed 1, 2, 4, and 8 weeks after inoculation for histologic staining with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E), methenamine silver nitrate (Gomori-Grocott), and picrosirius to qualitative and quantitative analyses of(More)
Nosocomial infections caused by fungi have increased greatly in recent years, mainly due to the rising number of immunocompromised patients. However, the available antifungal therapeutic arsenal is limited, and the development of new drugs has been slow. Therefore, the search for alternative drugs with low resistance rates and fewer side effects remains a(More)
The correlation between the microdilution (MD), Etest (ET), and disk diffusion (DD) methods was determined for amphotericin B, itraconazole and fluconazole. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of those antifungal agents was established for a total of 70 Candida spp. isolates from colonization and infection. The species distribution was: Candida(More)
Onychomycosis caused by Fusarium spp. is emerging, but some factors associated with its development remain unclear, such as whether this genus is keratinolytic. The main aim of the present study was to evaluate the ability of Fusarium to use the human nail as a single source of nutrients. We also performed an epidemiological study and antifungal(More)
BACKGROUND Sapindus saponaria is used traditionally for curing ulcers, external wounds and inflammations. The spermicidal and anti-Trichomonas activity of S. saponaria and its effect on Lactobacillus acidophilus were evaluated. METHODS Water-ethanol (WE) and butanolic (BE) extracts, as well as a purified sample of saponins (SP) from S. saponaria were(More)
BACKGROUND The in vitro adherence of Candida albicans isolated from vaginal exudates of patients with vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) to intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) and biofilm formation capacity were evaluated. STUDY DESIGN This research was conducted with two vaginal C. albicans isolates. The adherence on IUD by both radiomarked adhesion(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to evaluate the influence of Lactobacillus acidophilus on the adhesion capacity of Candida albicans on the combined contraceptive vaginal ring (CCVR). STUDY DESIGN Two vaginal isolates of C. albicans and an ATCC strain of lactobacilli were used. Isolated and associated yeasts and bacteria (co-aggregated) were employed(More)