Nosocomial Bloodstream Candida Infections in a Tertiary-Care Hospital in South Brazil: A 4-Year Survey

@article{Costa2014NosocomialBC,
  title={Nosocomial Bloodstream Candida Infections in a Tertiary-Care Hospital in South Brazil: A 4-Year Survey},
  author={Viviane Gevezier da Costa and Regina Mariuza Borsato Quesada and Aline Tancler Stipp Abe and Luciana Furlaneto-Maia and M{\'a}rcia C Furlaneto},
  journal={Mycopathologia},
  year={2014},
  volume={178},
  pages={243-250}
}
The aims of this study were to evaluate the epidemiology of nosocomial candidemia in a tertiary hospital in South Brazil and the in vitro antifungal susceptibility of isolates. Blood strains from 108 patients were identified by PCR-based method. Some 30.5 % of candidemia were caused by Candida tropicalis, 28.7 % were due to Candida albicans, 24.1 % with Candida parapsilosis sensu stricto, 8.3 % with Candida glabrata sensu lato, 1.8 % involved Candida krusei and 6.6 % with other species… CONTINUE READING