Table 1

Candida isolates in blood cultures

C. albicansC. glabrataC. parapsilosisOther
Total, n (%)192 (63)54 (18)20 (7)38 (13)
Male101 (53)29 (54)13 (65)20 (53)
Female91 (47)25 (46)7 (35)18 (47)
Mean age±SD (years)61±18*65±1566±1359±17
Ocular examination73 (38)16 (30)6 (30)8 (21)
Intensive care unit42 (22)7 (13)4 (20)7 (18)
Abdominal malignancy48 (23)15 (28)2 (10)4 (11)
Leukaemia or lymphoma16 (8)0 (0)2 (10)4 (11)
Abdominal complication42 (22)21 (39)4 (20)10 (27)
Neurological or psychiatric35 (18)10 (19)3 (15)9 (24)
Injury8 (4)1 (2)2 (10)0 (0)
Alcohol abuse15 (8)7 (13)2 (10)7 (18)
Intravenous drug abuse8 (4)0 (0)1 (5)5 (13)
Central venous catheter98 (51)26 (48)6 (30)16 (42)
Autoimmune disease9 (5)0 (0)2 (10)2 (5)
Endovascular or valve prosthesis7 (4)1 (2)0 (0)1 (3)
Endocarditis6 (3)0 (0)2 (10)2 (5)
No foreign body59 (31)15 (28)7 (35)17 (45)
  • The three most common species of Candida (C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. parapsilosis) and all other species (other) are shown. Gender and age distribution and number of patients examined by an ophthalmologist according to microbiology are presented. The underlying conditions and properties of the patients associated with the development of candidemia are also included.

  • *The patients with C. albicans were younger than those with C. glabrata or C. parapsilosis (p<0.05).