Speciation of candida species isolated in clinical samples in a tertiary health care centre in Northern India

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Author Details : Pavneet Kaur*, Tania Rawat, Sarabjeet Sharma, Parmeet Kaur

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2021

Article Page : 262-268


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Aim and Objective: The purpose of this study is to isolate, identify and specification of various the Candida species from various clinical samples in a tertiary care hospital, and to characterize various the isolated Candida species.
Materials and Methods: A study was conducted on people of different age groups from January 2019 to December 2019. Candida species isolated from different patients by using Potassium Hydroxide mount and processed by BacTalert 3D (Biomerieux) automated blood culture system. Further culture identification of Candida species were done on Sabouraud dextrose agar (SDA). Speciation of Candida was done using Germ tube test, CHROM agar Candida Medium, Cornmeal agar, Sugar Fermentation test and Sugar Assimilation test.
Results: In our study was the most common species isolated, among non albicans Candida i.e. 21 (38.9%); 19(35.2%) of was the most common followed by 9(16.7%) ofand 5(9.3%) of . Maximum number of Candida isolates were obtained from NICU i.e. 27(50.0%) followed by 11 from Med (20.3%), 7 from E/W (13.0%), 2 from BICU (3.7%), 2 from Skin (3.7%), 1 from PICU (1.9%), and 1 from R/R (1.9%).
Conclusion: Our study showed that is the most common isolates species. Among , was found to be the most common isolate followed by . Children less than 1 year are most affected with maximum number of Candida species were obtained from NICU department. HiChrom Candida is proven to be more useful as differential agar.

Keywords: Candida Albican, C.Tropicalis, C.Glabrata, C.Krusei, Hi-Chrom Agar, Sabouraud Dextrose Agar

How to cite : Kaur P, Rawat T, Sharma S, Kaur P, Speciation of candida species isolated in clinical samples in a tertiary health care centre in Northern India. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2021;7(4):262-268

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Article History

Received : 15-07-2021

Accepted : 16-08-2021

Available online : 18-11-2021

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