Candida parapsilosis

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Candida parapsilosis

a species of limited pathogenicity that may cause endocarditis, paronychia, and otitis externa.

Can·di·da par·ap·si·lo·sis

(kan'di-dă par'ăp-si-lō'sis)
A yeast species that has become a significant cause of sepsis and of wound and tissue infections in immunocompromised patients.

Candida parapsilosis

A Candida species that causes serious infections, most often identified in surgical or traumatic wound patients, critically ill newborns, and patients with indwelling devices.
See also: Candida


a genus of yeast, commonly part of the normal flora of the mouth, skin, intestinal tract and vagina, but can cause a variety of diseases. Most infections are associated with predisposing factors, particularly immune suppression. Only C. albicans is commonly associated with disease. See also candidiasis.

Candida albicans
causes thrush in the mouth, crop, proventriculus and the gizzard of birds, and stomatitis, pneumonia and miscellaneous infections in other species. See candidiasis. Previously called Monilia albicans.
Candida glabrata, Candida guilliermondii, Candida krusei, Candida pseudotropicalis, Candida rugosa, Candida tropicalis
have been associated with mastitis in cattle.
Candida parapsilosis
associated with necrotizing placentitis and abortion in cattle.
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Candida parapsilosis fungemia associated with implantable and semi-implantable central venous catheters and the hands of healthcare workers.
Horizontal transmission of Candida parapsilosis candidemia in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Comparison of biofilms formed by Candida albicans and Candida parapsilosis on bioprosthetic surfaces.
Variations in DNA subtype, anti-fungal susceptibility, and slime production among clinical isolates of Candida parapsilosis.
Cloning and characterization of a complex DNA fingerprinting probe for Candida parapsilosis.
Isolation, acid proteinase secretion, and experimental pathogenicity of Candida parapsilosis from outpatients with vaginitis.
Three distinct genotypes within Candida parapsilosis from clinical sources.
Electrophoretic karyotype analysis of sequential Candida parapsilosis isolates from patients with persistant or recurrent fungemia.
Biotyping and virulence properties of skin isolates of Candida parapsilosis.
Panagoda GJ, Ellepola AN, Samaranayake LR Adhesion of Candida parapsilosis to epithelial and acrylic surfaces correlates with cell surface hydrophobicity.