Distribution of Yeast Isolated from Clinical Specimens at a University Hospital in last Five Years

최근 5년간 단일 대학병원의 임상검체에서 분리된 효모균의 분포

  • Seo, Choong-Won (Dept. of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Seonam University) ;
  • Yu, Young-Bin (Dept. of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Shin, Kyeong Seob (Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Young-Kwon (Dept. of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Konyang University)
  • 서충원 (서남대학교 임상병리학과) ;
  • 유영빈 (건양대학교 임상병리학과) ;
  • 신경섭 (충북의과대학 진단검사의학과) ;
  • 김영권 (건양대학교 임상병리학과)
  • Received : 2014.06.18
  • Accepted : 2014.09.20
  • Published : 2014.09.28


Pathogenic fungal infections are predominantly occurred in patients with severe immune or metabolic defects. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the last five years (2007~2011) 190,250 cases clinical specimens of yeast 3,487 results that had shown positive culture and to look at the significance of regional difference and identify relationship between provide the characteristics about association between clinical isolates and gender, age, and type of specimens. The yearly strain-specific isolation frequency of yeast separated was 1,925(55.2%) for C. albicans the largest of them. All kinds of clinical specimen was 1,495(42.9%) in urine, 998(28.6%) in sputum. Strain-specific gender differences in C. albicans for males was 1,177(57.8%) of the total of 2,037 and 748(51.6%) of 1,450 and as for age, those between 70 and 79 were the largest with 639(55.1%) of the 1,925 strain. In this study, well presented the general characteristics of pathogenic yeast seen in diverse specimens. This limitation has been implemented in a single area, Future research is expected to examine more on nationwide distribution chart, dynamic characteristics and future antibiotic sensitivity.


distribution;C. albicans;Vitek 2;Yeast;specimen


Supported by : 건양대학교


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