Microbiological characteristics of yeasts isolated from urinary tracts of intensive care unit patients undergoing urinary catheterization

N. Febré, V. Silva, E. A.S. Medeiros, S. B. Wey, A. L. Colombo, O. Fischman

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Abstract

We studied 70 intensive care unit patients to determine the incidence of nosocomial candiduria associated with indwelling urinary catheters and to assess microbiological characteristics of the yeasts. The yeasts were isolated, 13 of 17 in urine cultures and 4 of 17 in blood cultures, and colonization had occurred 3 days after the insertion of indwelling urinary catheters. For four strains the MICs of the antifungal drugs were high.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1584-1586
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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