Distribution, virulence attributes and antifungal susceptibility patterns of Candida parapsilosis complex strains isolated from clinical samples.

@article{Tosun2013DistributionVA,
  title={Distribution, virulence attributes and antifungal susceptibility patterns of Candida parapsilosis complex strains isolated from clinical samples.},
  author={Ilknur Tosun and Zeynep Akyuz and Nejla Cebeci Guler and Dolunay Gulmez and Gulcin Bayramoglu and Neşe Kaklikkaya and Sevtap Arikan-Akdagli and Faruk Aydin},
  journal={Medical mycology},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={483-92}
}
It was recently proposed that Candida parapsilosis represents a complex composed of three closely related species, i.e., C. parapsilosis sensu stricto, C. orthopsilosis, and C. metapsilosis. The aim of this study was to describe the distribution of C. parapsilosis complex isolates among clinical samples. We also evaluated antifungal susceptibility profiles, in vitro presence of lipase and secreted aspartyl proteinase, as well as their ability to grow in total parenteral nutrition (TPN) solution… CONTINUE READING