Study on Distribution of Yeast Isolated from Clinical Specimens for Six Years in a University-affiliated Hospital

일개 대학병원의 임상검체에서 분리된 6년간의 효모균 분포에 관한 연구

  • Ma, Pan-Gon (Dept. of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Daegu Health Science College) ;
  • Kim, Sun-Joo (Dept. of Laboratory Medicine, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine) ;
  • Seo, Choong-Won (Dept. of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Songho College) ;
  • Yu, Young-Bin (Dept. of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Konyang University) ;
  • Kim, Young-Kwon (Dept. of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Konyang University)
  • 마판곤 (대구보건대학교 임상병리과) ;
  • 김선주 (경상대학교 의과대학 진단검사의학교실) ;
  • 서충원 (송호대학교 임상병리과) ;
  • 유영빈 (건양대학교 임상병리학과) ;
  • 김영권 (건양대학교 임상병리학과)
  • Received : 2015.07.12
  • Accepted : 2015.09.20
  • Published : 2015.09.28


We investigated the prevalence of fungi isolated from a university-affiliated hospital during 6 years (2006-2011) to provide relevent information for the patient management. The general characteristics of the clinical isolates and gender, age, and type of specimens were analyzed. Among a total of 163,530 requested samples to culture for the Laboratory of Clinical Microbiology, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gyeongsang National University Hospital in the Republic of Korea, 5,387 (3.3%) showd positive results for fungi. The most prevalent isolates were Candida albicans 41.9%, Candida glabrata 15.5%, and Candida tropicalis 14.6%. Total isolates of fungi increased from 526 in 2006 to 1,145 in 2011. They were most commonly isolated from sixties (27.0%) and seventies (26.5%). The most common clinical specimen was urine (44.8%). Males (52.4%) were slightly more than females (47.6%). In the future, a nationwide survey and additional antifungal convergence drugs susceptibility results will provide more useful information.


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