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Isolation of Lodderomyces elongisporus from the Catheter Tip of a Fungemia Patient in the Middle East

Lodderomyces elongisporus is phenotypically closely related to Candida parapsilosis and has recently been identified as an infrequent cause of bloodstream infections in patients from Asia and Mexico. We report here the isolation of Lodderomyces elongisporus from the catheter of a suspected case of fungemia. The identity of the isolate was confirmed by phenotypic characteristics...

Levels of (1→3)-β-D-glucan, Candida mannan and Candida DNA in serum samples of pediatric cancer patients colonized with Candida species

Zia U Khan 0 Suhail Ahmad 0 0 Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University , Safat, 13110. P. O. Box 24923 , Kuwait 1 NBK Cancer Ward, Al-Sabah Hospital , Kuwait Background

Comparative evaluation of (1, 3)-β-D-glucan, mannan and anti-mannan antibodies, and Candida species-specific snPCR in patients with candidemia

0 Zia U Khan 0 0 Address: Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University , Safat 13110, P. O. Box 24923 , Kuwait Background: Candidemia is a major infectious complication of