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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:9, September, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(9): 54-58

Mycological Shift of Candida Species Isolated from Blood Culture of Pediatric Patients
J. Lavanya1*, Suchitra Mishra2, Manoj Jais3 and Mita D. Wadekar1
1Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shimoga, Karnataka State, India
2Hi-Tech Medical College and hospital, Rourkela, India
3Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding author

With emerging immunocompromised status, fungal infections are taking the leading role as the causative agents in most of the dreadful infections. Candidemia is becoming a leading cause of healthcare associated infections nowadays among pediatric population. A Retrospective observational study was done at a tertiary care hospital, New Delhi. 60 candida species from blood culture were analysed for speciation and prevalence in the hospital. Blood culture was performed by Bact/Alert 3D system [Biomerieux,France]. Chromogenic agar and Vitek 2 YST identification card (bioMerieux, France) was used for speciation. Blood culture results showed that Non albicans candida (73.3%) species were the majority compared to candida albicans (26.6%). Candida tropicalis (33.3%) was the most common species isolated followed by C.glabrata (21.6%). Majority of the candida species were isolated from pediatric ICU (53.3%) compared to pediatric ward (46.6%). This study shows the clinical significance and mycological shift of candida species in blood culture of pediatric population with predominance of non albicans candida.

Keywords: Mycological shift, non albicans candida,Candida albicans,blood culture,pediatric ICU.

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Lavanya, J., Suchitra Mishra, Manoj Jais and Mita D. Wadekar. 2016. Mycological Shift of Candida Species Isolated from Blood Culture of Pediatric Patients.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(9): 54-58. doi:
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