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Evaluation of the frequency of Candida spp. in hospitalized and non-hospitalized subjects.

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Biology = Revista Brasileira de Biologia, February 2018
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Title
Evaluation of the frequency of Candida spp. in hospitalized and non-hospitalized subjects.
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Brazilian Journal of Biology = Revista Brasileira de Biologia, February 2018
DOI 10.1590/1519-6984.169623
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Vieira, J N, Feijó, A M, Bueno, M E, Gonçalves, C L, Lund, R G, Mendes, J F, Villarreal, J P V, Villela, M M, Nascente, P S

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of Candida species between a non-hospitalized and a hospitalized population. For this purpose, samples of saliva were sampled through sterile swabs, moistened in peptone water and rubbed in the oral cavity of 140 individuals, from which, 70 were hospitalized patients from the Medical Clinic of a Teaching Hospital and the other 70 were non-hospitalized subjects. All saliva samples were plated in Sabouraud Dextrose agar added with Chloramphenicol and incubated at 36 °C for 48 hours. The morphology identification was performed through macroscopic and microscopic characterization, the CHROMagar Candida medium and the VITEK® system Yeast Biochemical Card (bio Mérieux SA, France). The results showed a colonization of Candida spp. in 85.7% the hospitalized individuals, where the species found were C. albicans (60%), C. tropicalis (23.4%), C. krusei (3.3%) and Candida spp. (13.3%). In the non-hospitalized individuals the colonization by Candida spp was 47.1%, and the species found were: C. albicans (45.5%), C.krusei (9.1%), C. guilliermondii (9.1% %), C. tropicalis (3.0%), C. famata (3.0%) and Candida spp. (30.3%). In spite of their presence in oral cavity in both groups, Candida spp. was more frequently isolated in hospitalized individuals, who were 6.73 times more likely to have this fungus in the oral cavity and were 3.88 times more likely to have Candida albicans.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 16 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 5 31%
Student > Master 2 13%
Researcher 2 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 6%
Unknown 6 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 6 38%

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