Candida krusei colonization in patients with gastrointestinal diseases

* Institute of Biotechnology, Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology , Viet Nam.
Medical mycology: official publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (Impact Factor: 2.34). 07/2013; 51(8). DOI: 10.3109/13693786.2013.804215
Source: PubMed


A total of 135 stomach samples from patients with gastrointestinal diseases and normal controls were examined for Helicobacter pylori infection and Candida colonization. Candida krusei was found in specimens from 20% bleeding, 52% ulcer, and 100% gastritis patients, whereas H. pylori infection rates were 82%, 35% and 30%, respectively, for the same groups of patients. C. krusei was not detected in stomach samples from normal controls.

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