Candida and other yeasts of clinical importance in Aseer region, southern Saudi Arabia. Presentation of isolates from the routine laboratory setting.

Hamid, Mohamed E and Assiry, Mohammed M and Joseph, Martin R and Haimour, Waleed O and Abdelrahim, Ihab M and Al-Abed, Fatin and Fadul, Abdalla N and Al-Hakami, Ahmed M (2014) Candida and other yeasts of clinical importance in Aseer region, southern Saudi Arabia. Presentation of isolates from the routine laboratory setting. Saudi medical journal, 35 (10). pp. 1210-4. ISSN 0379-5284

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

OBJECTIVES To isolate, identify, and determine the prevalence of Candida and other yeasts of clinical importance in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. METHODS This is a cross-sectional study involving retrospective analysis of 6100 samples submitted to the Microbiology Laboratory, Aseer Central Hospital, Abha, Saudi Arabia between 2011 and 2012, and prospective isolation and identification of 84 isolates recovered from various clinical specimens presented to the Microbiology Laboratory between 2012 and 2013 using the classic morphological schemes and the Vitek 2 automated system. RESULTS The results of the retrospective analysis (2011-2012) indicated that of the 6100 various clinical specimens submitted to the routine microbiology analysis, 143 (2.35%) revealed the presence of Candida spp. The distribution of the 143 Candida spp according to specimens was as follows: urine 72%, sputum 10.5%, endotracheal tube 7%, blood 4.2%, catheter tip 2.1%, throat swab 2.1%, eye swab 0.7%, wound exudates 0.7%, and cerebrospinal fluid 0.7%. The results of the prospective study (2012-2013), which involved the identification of yeast recovered from 84 specimens indicated that Candida albicans 28.6% was the predominant species, followed by Candida parapsilosis 21.4%, Candida tropicalis 14.3%, and Candida lusitaniae 9.5%. CONCLUSIONS Along with the commonly encountered Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis, Candida tropicalis, and Candida lusitaniae were detected with significant rates. Many other Candida species and some other pathogenic yeasts have been detected for the first time in the region. Urinary tract samples were the main source of Candida species.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Article| منشور علمي
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: Dentistry
Medical laboratory
Medical-Surgery Nursing
Medicine and Surgery
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Divisions | الكلية: College of Dentistry > Dentistry
Depositing User: Ahmed Al Hakami
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2017 16:08
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2017 16:08
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/86

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