This study analyzed the epidemiology of bloodstream infections due to Candida spp. in a tertiary referral hospital of Ancona, Italy, and their susceptibility to antifungals. The retrospective observational study from January 2010 to December 2018 identified 504 episodes of candidemia in 461 patients. Although Candida albicans remained the species most frequently isolated, Candida spp. other than C. albicans caused 49% of the overall episodes of candidemia. According to CLSI interpretation, most of the isolates resulted susceptible to antifungals. Azoles vs Candida tropicalis represented an exception. Echinocandin non-susceptibility was rare across the species. In conclusion, with the exception of C. tropicalis, the isolation of a non-susceptible Candida strains against azoles, echinocandins and amphotericin B was a rare event.
Species distribution and antifungal susceptibilities of bloodstream Candida isolates: a nine-years single center survey / Brescini, L.; Mazzanti, S.; Orsetti, E.; Morroni, G.; Masucci, A.; Pocognoli, A.; Barchiesi, F.. - In: JOURNAL OF CHEMOTHERAPY. - ISSN 1120-009X. - 32:5(2020), pp. 244-250. [10.1080/1120009X.2020.1783154]