ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Original Article
OROPHARYNGEAL CANDIDA COLONISATION IN PATIENTS RECEIVING CHEMOTHERAPY
1 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Klinik Bakteriyoloji ve İnfeksiyon Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum  
2 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Klinik Mikrobiyoloji ve İnfeksiyon Hastalıkları (ME, ZÖ), Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji (EA) ve iç Hastalıkları (ÖY) Anabilim Dalları, Erzurum  
Eurasian J Med 2002; 34: 35-37

Key Words: Candida Colonisation, Chemotherapy, Candidiasis
Abstract

Object: Candida species are frequently encountered as part of the human commensal flora. Colonisation mostly precedes candidemia and is an independent risk factor for the development of candidemia. The aim of this study was to investigate in aspect of fungal colonisation in patients receiving chemotherapy.

 

Methods: Nasopharynx smear samples taken from 56 patients who were hospitalized in internal medicine clinic were are assessed fungus cultur. Candida spp. were identified by conventional mycological methods such as germ-tube test, chlamydospore formation, morphology on Cornmeal Tween 80 agar.

Results: Candida were found out in 23 % of patients. Candida strains were as fellows: 11 C. albicans (84.6 %), 1 C glabrata (7.6 %), 1 C. guilliermondii (7.6 %).

Conclusion: As a result, we think that it's benefical to know the strain of fungus for emprical threatment.

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