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Ann Med Res. 2000; 7(1): 44-47

Candida species isolated from various clinical specimens

Güven Uraz*, Seza Arslan*, Serpil Ekener*




Objectives: The various culture specimens of patients were investigated in our research.

Material and methods: 123 Candida strains were isolated. In identification of Candida species that were isolated, germ tube test, growth in Cornmeal-Tween 80 agar and formation of clamydospore, presence of pseudohyphae, carbonhytrate fermentation and assimilation tests, formation of membranes in sabouraud medium, and the tests of ascospore in the mediums with cycloheximide and the test of nitrate were studied.

Results and Conclusion: Finally, 123 Candida strains were identified as follows: 75 strains belonging to C.albicans (60.97%), 15 strains belonging to C.stellatoidea (12.19%), 14 strains belonging to C.tropicalis (11.38%), 8 strains belonging to C.kefyr (6.50%), 2 strains belonging to C.guilliermondii (1.63%), 3 strains belonging to C.parapsilosis (2.44%) and 6 strains belonging to C.krusei (4.88%).

Key words: Candida species, clinical specimens

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