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Table 1 Macroscopic and microscopic identification of isolated fungal elements from immunocompromised patients

From: Isolation and identification of Candida spp. from immunocompromised patients

Type of sample No. of samples SDB (turbidity) SDA (Growth)  + VE
Gram stain
CHROMagar  + VE
Germ tube
 + VE
Chlamydospores
  a k g p t
Diabetic patients    36 36 25 11 3 1 1 25 24
Urine sample 18 15          
Oral swabs 32 21          
Pregnant woman    21 21 8 8 3 1 - 8 8
Urine sample 24 18          
Vaginal swabs 5 3          
Organ transplantation 5 4 4 4 3 1 - - - 3 3
Cancer patients    12 12 9 2 1 - - 9 9
Urine sample 12 8          
Oral swabs 7 4          
Burned and wounded patients    9 9 3 3 3 - - 3 3
Burned 7 4          
Wounded 8 5          
Total/percentage 118 82 (69.4%) 82 (69.4%) 82 (69.4%) 48 25 10 2 1 48 (55.8%) 47 (54.6%)
      Total candida isolates are 86 isolates   
      55.8% 29% 11.6% 2.3% 1.1%   
  1. a = C. albicans, k = C. krusei, g = C. glabrata, p = C. parapsilosis and t = C. tropicalis