Trends in Frequency and Susceptibilities of Candida Glabrata Bloodstream Isolates at a University Hospital

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2001 Mar;39(3):199-201. doi: 10.1016/s0732-8893(01)00214-0.

Abstract

The frequency of isolation and antifungal susceptibility patterns to fluconazole and itraconazole were determined for 166 Candida glabrata isolates causing bloodstream infection at a single institution from 1995-2000. Findings demonstrated a trend of increasing resistance to itraconazole among the isolates, but no trend in resistance to fluconazole. The frequency of C. glabrata isolates among all blood culture isolates of Candida spp. causing bloodstream infection remained stable during the study period and ranged from 18-31%.

MeSH terms

  • Antifungal Agents / pharmacology*
  • Candida / drug effects*
  • Candida / isolation & purification
  • Colony Count, Microbial
  • Cross Infection / drug therapy
  • Cross Infection / microbiology*
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Fluconazole / pharmacology*
  • Fungemia / drug therapy
  • Fungemia / microbiology*
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • Itraconazole / pharmacology*
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests

Substances

  • Antifungal Agents
  • Itraconazole
  • Fluconazole