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Antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida species isolated from the immunocompromised patients admitted to ten university hospitals in Iran: comparison of colonizing and infecting isolates

  • Parisa Badiee1Email author,
  • Hamid Badali2,
  • Teun Boekhout3, 4,
  • Kambiz Diba5,
  • Abdolkarim Ghadimi Moghadam6,
  • Ali Hossaini Nasab7,
  • Hadis Jafarian1,
  • Rasoul Mohammadi8,
  • Hossein Mirhendi9,
  • Mohammad Javad Najafzadeh10,
  • Ahmad Shamsizadeh11 and
  • Jafar Soltani12
BMC Infectious DiseasesBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:727

Received: 25 May 2017

Accepted: 12 November 2017

Published: 21 November 2017

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Original Submission
25 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
29 Jun 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ibrahim Hassan Babikir
27 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Hedda Koehling
5 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Parisa Badiee
Resubmission - Version 2
5 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Oct 2017 Author responded Author comments - Parisa Badiee
Resubmission - Version 3
2 Oct 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
12 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
21 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12879-017-2825-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Prof. Alborzi Clinical Microbiology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology/Invasive Fungi Research Centre (IFRC), School of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
Westerdijk Fungal Biodiversity Institute, Utrecht, Netherlands
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
Department of Pediatrics, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran
Department of Pediatrics, Kerman University of Medical Science, Kerman, Iran
Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of Public Health and Institute of Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Department of Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Infectious and Tropical Diseases Research Center, Health Research Institute, Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Scienses, Ahvaz, Iran
Department of Pediatrics, Besat Tertiary Hospital, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran