National surveillance of species distribution in blood isolates of Candida species in Japan and their susceptibility to six antifungal agents including voriconazole and micafungin.

@article{Takakura2004NationalSO,
  title={National surveillance of species distribution in blood isolates of Candida species in Japan and their susceptibility to six antifungal agents including voriconazole and micafungin.},
  author={Shunji Takakura and Naoko Fujihara and Takashi K. Saito and Toyoichiro Kudo and Yoshitsugu Iinuma and Satoshi Ichiyama},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={283-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate species distribution and antifungal susceptibility of Candida blood isolates in Japan. METHODS In a 1 year surveillance programme, 535 Candida blood isolates were collected. Identification of species was followed by examination with the broth microdilution method, as described in NCCLS M27-A2, of antifungal susceptibility to six agents, including voriconazole and micafungin, with readings after 24 and 48 h of incubation. RESULTS The overall… CONTINUE READING