TABLE 3.

Fungal isolates from blood cultures

Fungal isolateNo. (%) of patients
TotalHospital mortalityInappropriate initial treatmenta
Candida albicans84 (53.5)24 (28.6)81 (96.4)
Candida parapsilosis25 (15.9)6 (24.0)25 (100.0)
Candida glabrata20 (12.7)8 (40.0)19 (95.0)
Candida tropicalis20 (12.7)10 (50.0)19 (95.0)
Candida krusei2 (1.3)1 (50.0)2 (100.0)
Candida albicans and Candida glabrata3 (1.9)0 (0.0)3 (100.0)
Candida albicans and Candida krusei2 (1.3)1 (50.0)2 (100.0)
Candida albicans and Candida tropicalis1 (0.6)0 (0.0)1 (100.0)
  • a Inappropriate treatment was defined as the absence of antifungal agents at the time that fungus-positive blood samples for culture were drawn or fluconazole treatment with the subsequent isolation of either Candida krusei or Candida glabrata.