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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 527-532

Identification and Antifungal Susceptibility of Candida Species Isolated from Various Clinical Samples at a Tertiary Care Hospital
C. Shwetha* and D. Venkatesha
Department of Microbiology, AIMS, B G Nagara, Mandya, India
*Corresponding author

Candida species especially Non albicans Candida are emerging as significant pathogens. Species level identification of Candidais essential as certain species are inherently resistant to certain antifungal agents. The present study was done to evaluate the antifungal susceptibility pattern of Candida species by Disc diffusion method which is helpful for guiding therapy. All clinical samples sent to the Microbiology laboratory were inoculated on to Blood agar and MacConkey agar. The suspected colonies of Candida were identified by Gram stain and inoculated onto CHROM Candida differential agar for speciation. Antifungal susceptibility testing was done by disc diffusion method. C. albicans (48.7%) was the commonest species isolated followed by C. tropicalis (21%), C. glabrata (18.4%) and C. krusei (11.9%) respectively. All the isolates were sensitive to Amphotericin B. The overall resistance of Candida species to Fluconazole and Voriconazole is 21.1% and 11.9% respectively. Rapid identification of Candida isolates up to species level with antifungal susceptibility pattern is important for the early management of Candida infections.


Candida albicans, Non albicans Candida, CHROM agar, Antifungal susceptibility testing

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Shwetha, D. C. and Venkatesha, D. 2021. Identification and Antifungal Susceptibility of Candida Species Isolated from Various Clinical Samples at a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 527-532. doi:
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