Use of the biomic video system to evaluate the susceptibility of clinical yeast isolates to fluconazole and voriconazole by a disk diffusion method

Ilona Dóczi, Gy Mestyán, Erzsébet Puskás, Radka Nikolova, I. Barcs, Elisabeth Nagy

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Abstract

The ARTEMIS Global Antifungal Susceptibility Program provides the collection of epidemiological data and the results of the fluconazole and voriconazole susceptibility testing of yeast isolates. Participating in this study, a total of 7318 clinical yeast isolates were tested from different geographical areas in Hungary in the period 2001 to 2003. The species isolated most frequently was C. albicans (68.8%), followed by C. glabrata (11.8%), C. tropicalis (5.7%) and C. krusei (4.6%). Isolates of C. albicans, C. kefyr, C. lusitaniae, C. tropicalis and C. parapsilosis were highly susceptible to fluconazole (78.9-100%). The rates of isolation of fluconazole-resistant C. glabrata and C. krusei were higher in our study than the global mean in 2001 (28.2% and 87.5% vs. 18.3% and 70.2%, respectively). Differences were detected in the distribution of fluconazole-susceptibility data of C. glabrata isolates in the different counties of Hungary: most of the resistant isolates were observed in the eastern part of the country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-144
Number of pages10
JournalActa microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 4 2006

Keywords

  • Disk diffusion
  • Fluconazole
  • Voriconazole
  • Yeast

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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