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A total of 102 Candida species were isolated from blood cultures from January 1997 to October 1999. Using assimilation of carbohydrate test, 52 (51.0%) of the Candida sp. were identified as C. parapsilosis , 25.5% (26) were C. tropicalis . C. albicans made up 11.8% (12), 6.9% (7) were C. rugosa ,...
A respiratory syndrome very similar to extrinsic allergic alveolitis due to Penicillium verrucosum was recognized in 4 workers employed in a Gorgonzola cheese factory. A mycogen allergy to P. verrucosum , used as starter in the production, was demonstrated by positive sputum culture and detection...
Extracellular enzymatic activity of different species of Malassezia spp was evaluated. Thirty-three isolates of animal origin (dogs and cats) and stock culture samples were studied. Twenty isolates of M. pachydermatis , 8 of M. furfur , 2 of M. sympodialis and M. globosa and one of M. restricta ,...
Forty-six isolates of Candida parapsilosis , each from a single patient, were collected from July 1993 through March 1999 at the University of Ancona Hospitals and Clinics. Twenty-eight strains were isolated from superficial lesioned sites, including skin, nails and other sources while 18 strains...