Investigation of possible virulence factors in Candida strains isolated from blood cultures


ATALAY M. A. , KOÇ A. N. , demir g., SAV H.

NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE, vol.18, no.1, pp.52-55, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/1119-3077.146979
  • Title of Journal : NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
  • Page Numbers: pp.52-55
  • Keywords: Biofilm, blood culture, candidemia, esterase, phospholipase, proteinase, BIOFILM PRODUCTION, CHANGING FACE, PHOSPHOLIPASE, PROTEINASE, ALBICANS, SUSCEPTIBILITIES, EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTIONS

Abstract

Background: The Candida species, which are one of the most common causes of nosocomial bloodstream infections, present with high mortality and morbidity rates. This study aims to investigate the production of esterase, phospholipase, proteinase, and biofilm formation ability of the Candida strains isolated from the blood cultures.