Candida tropicalis

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

Candida tropicalis

a species occasionally associated with candidiasis.
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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).

1. Ascomycota.
2. Saccharomycotina.
3. Saccharomycetes.
4. Saccharomycetidae.
5. Saccharomycetales.
6. Candida.
7. Candida tropicalis.
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Can·di·da tro·pi·ca·lis

(kan'di-dă trop-i-kā'lis)
A yeast species occasionally associated with candidiasis.
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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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Inoculum preparation: Antifungal activity on clinical strains; Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata and control strains Candida parapsilosis ATCC 22019 and Issatchenkia orientalis (Candida krusei) ATCC 6258 were evaluated.
These characteristics explain the fact that the use of dead yeasts induces a significant increment of survival in comparison with treatments using live yeasts, indicating that in this particular case the strain of Candida tropicalis has the potentiality of being a prebiotic instead of a probiotic microorganism.
For Candida tropicalis, the leaf extract presented antifungal action at the concentration of 0.5 mg/mL; this data is in agreement with the results of Inacio et al.
Study design/Methods: Biofilms of clinical isolates and reference strain of Candida tropicalis were treated with AQs (AQ1 or AQ2) and/or AmB, and the biofilms depletion was studied by crystal violet and confocal scanning laser microscopy (CSLM).
We report our experience of treating a patient in whom occlusion of the left femoral artery developed secondary to endocarditis caused by Candida tropicalis .
coli and Serratia marcescens, move "in lock step" with the fungus Candida tropicalis, working to produce a biofilm that prompts inflammation typical of Crohn's disease.
Candida glabrata, Candida tropicalis and Cryptococcus neoformans occurred less frequently than the above pathogen in CTD patients (Table 2).
The antibacterial activity was tested against clinical strains of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Pseudomonas aeroginosa and Staphylococcus aureus using Mueller Hinton broth and the antifungal activity against Candida albicans, Candida krusei, Candida tropicalis and Candida guilliermondii with RPMI 1640 as test medium.
Candida tropicalis was isolated from the urine, but the blood culture was negative.