Evaluation of Urinary Tract Infections Due to Candida SpeciesCandida

Derici Y. K., Hanci S. Y., BAYRAM A., Sirin M. C., ŞAMLIOĞLU P., AĞUŞ N., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.6, pp.609-611, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.3706
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.609-611
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: No


Aim: Although urinary tract infections often caused by bacteria, fungal etiology is detected in a significant number of infections in which Candida is the leading cause. In this study we aimed to evaluate the distribution of Candida strains isolated from urine samples in our hospital. Material and Method: Candida species were identified based on germ tube test, colony morphology on chrom agar Candida (Biomerieux, France) and API ID32C AUX (Biomerieux, France) commercial kit. Data were analyzed with SPSS 15.0 software for data analysis. Results: During March 2011-March 2014 a total of 109662 urine cultures were evaluated and 24364 samples revealed significant growth. Of the significant growth detected 24364 (22%) samples 1096 (4.5%) were defined as yeasts. The isolates most frequently detected in this study were C. albicans (50.5%), C. tropicalis (15.9%), C. glabrata (12.7%), C. parapsilosis (7.2%), C. kefyr (5.8%), C. krusei (5.5%). The highest yeast growth was observed in anesthesia intensive care unit. Discussion: In our study, the most frequently isolated species of yeast in the urine was C. albicans. Determination of Candida species and their clinical distributions in hospitals is very important in terms of giving direction to the treatment and measures to be taken.