Table 2

Distribution of Candida species isolates colonizing oral and rectal sites of 61 infant patients*

Type of Candida

Oral colonization

No. (%)

Rectal colonization

No. (%)

Total colonization

No. (%)


C.albicans

21 (75.1)

32 (62.7)

53 (67.1)

C.kefyr

1 (3.6)

8(15.7)

9 (11.4)

C.tropicalis

2 (7.1)

5 (9.8)

7 (8.9)

C.glabrata

2 (7.1)

5 (9.8)

7 (8.9)

C.parapsilosis

2 (7.1)

1 (2.0)

3 (3.8)

Total

28 (35.4)

51 (64.6)**

79 (100)


* Includes 18 infant patients have both oral and rectal colonization at the same time.

** Significant (P < 0.05)

Issa et al. BMC Pediatrics 2011 11:79   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-11-79

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