Molecular characterization of Italian Candida parapsilosis isolates reveals the cryptic presence of the newly described species Candida orthopsilosis in blood cultures from newborns

Orazio Romeo, Demetrio Delfino, Barbara Costanzo, Antonio Cascio, Giuseppe Criseo

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Abstract

The authors report the molecular characterization of Candida parapsilosis isolates recovered from the blood and venous central catheter tips of patients admitted to different care units of the Polyclinic Hospital, University of Messina, Italy. Among 97 presumed C. parapsilosis isolates examined, 94 were identified as C. parapsilosis sensu stricto and the remaining 3 isolates were found to belong to the cryptic species Candida orthopsilosis which was recovered only from blood cultures of neonates (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234-238
Number of pages5
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

Keywords

  • Candida metapsilosis
  • Candida orthopsilosis
  • Candida parapsilosis
  • ITS-sequencing
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Newborns
  • SADH gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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