Antifungal susceptibility to amphotericin B, fluconazole, voriconazole, and flucytosine in Candida bloodstream isolates from 15 tertiary hospitals in Korea

Sook In Jung, Jong Hee Shin, Hyun Jung Choi, Min Young Ju, Soo Hyun Kim, Wee Gyo Lee, Yeon Joon Park, Kyungwon Lee

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Abstract

The in vitro antifungal susceptibility of 636 Candida bloodstream isolates collected from 15 tertiary hospitals in Korea was determined using the Vitek-2 yeast susceptibility system (bioMérieux, France). Overall susceptibility rates were 98.1%, 95.9%, 99.1%, and 97.3% for amphotericin B, fluconazole, voriconazole, and flucytosine, respectively. The results show that the rates of resistance to 4 antifungal drugs remain low among Candida bloodstream isolates in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of laboratory medicine
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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