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Table 1 Incidence and Candida spp. causing invasive candidiasis over a 12-year period in children

From: Comparison of the incidence, clinical features and outcomes of invasive candidiasis in children and neonates

  Neonatal episodes (NICU) Non-neonatal episodes
PICU General wards
Total episodes 113 (33.0) 124 (36.2) 105 (30.7)
Incidence rate
 per 100,000 inpatient days 26.9 147.2 16.7
 per 10,000 admissions 55.0 88.5 7.5
Pathogens
Candida albicans 54 (47.8) 61 (49.2) 40 (38.1)
Candida parapsilosis 32 (28.3) 29 (23.4) 34 (32.4)
Candida tropicalis 2 (1.8) 13 (10.5) 7 (6.7)
Candida glabrata 10 (8.8) 7 (5.6) 4 (3.8)
 Others 15 (13.3) 14 (11.3) 20 (19.0)
Sites of isolations
 Blood 103 118 97
 Central venous cathetera 22 29 18
 Abdomen 9 12 6
 Urineb 4 7 2
 Cerebrospinal fluid 2 2 1
 Lungc 0 4 0
  1. NICU neonatal intensive care unit, PICU pediatric intensive care unit
  2. aIncluding Port-A catheter, Hickman catheter, and percutaneous inserted central venous catheter
  3. bSuprapubic puncture for collection of urine in the NICU, and catheterization for collection of specimen in non-neonatal children
  4. cCultures from pleural fluid