Table 4

Distribution of proteinase, phospholipase and hemolysin among Candida species isolates

Enzyme

Candida species

No. of isolates

Positive isolates

No. (%)

Negative isolates

No. (%)

P value


Proteinase

C. albicans

53

49 (92.5)

4 (7.5)

0.004

C. kefyr

9

6 (66.7)

3 (33.3)

C. tropicalis

7

4 (57.1)

3 (42.9)

C. glabrata

7

4 (57.1)

3 (42.9)

C. parapsilosis

3

1 (33.3)

2 (66.7)

Total

79

64 (81.0)

15 (19.0)

Phospholipae

C. albicans

53

48 (90.6)

5 (9.4)

0.0001

C. kefyr

9

7 (77.8)

2 (22.2)

C. tropicalis

7

3 (42.9)

4 (57.1)

C. glabrata

7

2 (28.6)

5 (71.4)

C. parapsilosis

3

1 (33.3)

2 (66.7)

Total

79

61 (77.2)

18 (22.8)

Hemolysin

C. albicans

53

45 (84.9)

8 (15.1)

0.0012

C. kefyr

9

3 (33.3)

6 (66.7)

C. tropicalis

7

7 (100)

0

C. glabrata

7

6(85.7)

1(14.3)

C. parapsilosis

3

1 (33.3)

2 (66.7)

Total

79

62 (78.5)

17 (21.5)


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

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