Candida tropicalis


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Related to Candida tropicalis: Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata

Candida tropicalis

a species occasionally associated with candidiasis.

Candida tropicalis var tropicalis

A fungus that is an opportunistic pathogen in patients with impaired innate immunity, bone marrow transplantation or neoplasia, especially associated with surgery or indwelling devices, and accompanied by multidrug resistance.
 
Clinical conditions
Endocarditis, meningitis, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, spondylodiscitis, rupture of hollow organs (e.g., stomach, bladder).

Classification
1. Ascomycota.
2. Saccharomycotina.
3. Saccharomycetes.
4. Saccharomycetidae.
5. Saccharomycetales.
6. Candida.
7. Candida tropicalis.

Can·di·da tro·pi·ca·lis

(kan'di-dă trop-i-kā'lis)
A yeast species occasionally associated with candidiasis.

Candida tropicalis

A Candida species that, unlike C. albicans, does not produce germ tubes and does not hydrolyze urea. It is responsible for bloodborne infections in patients with diabetes mellitus, leukemias and lymphomas.
See also: Candida
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Candida tropicalis biofilm's matrix-involvement on its resistance to amphotericin B.
The other results together with the presence and distribution of blastospores along the pseudomycelium allowed the classification as Candida tropicalis.
Reduction of Candida tropicalis biofilm by photoactivation of a Heterophyllaea pustulata extract.
Y Kinetics of biodegradation of free gossypol by Candida tropicalis in solid state fermentation.
Fungal bezoar and bladder rupture secondary to candida tropicalis.
In their study, 49% of Candida albicans, 23% Candida tropicalis, 18% Candida parapsilosis and 5% Candida glabrata [16].
Although different species of Candida, such as Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis, Candida krusei and Candida dubliniensis, are at present recog nized as increasing opportunistic pathogens specially in HIV infected individuals and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients, Candida albicans still remains the most common yeast isolated in humans [37].
Various trials have revealed that Candida albicans remains, the most common fungal agent associated with invasive candida infection (ICI) regardless of age (55%), followed by Candida parapsilosis, Candida tropicalis, Candida glabrata, and krusei17.
41) Candida tropicalis is probably the second most common cause of candidiasis.
Haemolytic and proteinase activities in clinical isolates of Candida parapsilosis and Candida tropicalis with reference to the isolation anatomic site.