Prevalence of fungal species in patients with funguria.


Fungal isolates recovered from urine samples of high risk group of symptomatic patients (n = 446) over a period of 12 months were identified and prevalence of different species was determined. Four Candida species viz., Candida albicans, C. tropicalis, C. krusei and C. pseudotropicalis accounted for 84 per cent (205) of the yeast species isolated. Seven different species of Candida were recovered, besides 5.3 per cent (13) unidentified yeast. Most of the yeasts were identified within 48 h. Funguria poses a management problem in seriously ill patients.


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@article{Mirdha1998PrevalenceOF, title={Prevalence of fungal species in patients with funguria.}, author={Bijay Ranjan Mirdha and Shipra Sethi and Uma Banerjee}, journal={The Indian journal of medical research}, year={1998}, volume={107}, pages={90-3} }