Detección molecular de especies de Candida en especímenes de pacientes hospitalizados

José Luis Camacho-Cardoso, María Ángeles Martínez-Rivera, Patricia Manzano-Gayosso, Luis Javier Méndez-Tovar, Rubén López-Martínez, Francisca Hernández-Hernández
2017 Gaceta Médica de México  
Objective: To identify the most frequent Candida species in specimens from patients hospitalized in different medical centers of Mexico City, with suspected fungal infection. Methods: Specimens were grown on Sabouraud dextrose agar at 28°C for 72 h. In addition, DNA was extracted. Isolates were grown on CHROMagar Candida™, at 37°C for 48 h. The molecular identification was performed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using primers specific for four species. Results: Eighty one specimens were
more » ... cessed and included: bronchial lavage, pleural, cerebrospinal, peritoneal, ascites and bile fluids; blood, sputum, bone marrow, oro-tracheal cannula and ganglion. By culture, 30 samples (37%) were positive, and by PCR, 41 (50.6%). By PCR, the frequency of species was: Candida albicans 82.9%, Candida tropicalis 31.7%, Candida glabrata 24.4%, and Candida parapsilosis 4.9%. In 34.1% of specimens a species mixture was detected suggesting a co-infection: Two species in five specimens (C. albicans-C tropicalis and C. albicans-C glabrata), and three species in three specimens (C. albicans-C. glabrata-C. tropicalis). Conclusions: The PCR is an useful tool for detection the most common Candida species causing infection in hospitalized patients, it avoids the requirement of culture weather we start from clinical specimen and it favors the early diagnosis of invasive candidiasis.
doi:10.24875/gmm.17002535 pmid:29099103 fatcat:eyxwh34a6fgn5dcwl6xlpx3fxu