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Table 7 Colonization characteristics in both studies conducted in AMOC, in children who were colonized with different Candida species

From: Changing face of Candida colonization pattern in pediatric patients with hematological malignancy during repeated hospitalizations, results of a prospective observational study (2016–2017) in shiraz, Iran

  2017–2018 2011–2012 (18) p-value c
N b % N b %
Candida species a      
C. Albicans 106 81.6 117 62 0.0003*
C. Krusei 7 5.4 18 9.6 0.2477
C. Parapsilosis 5 3.9 8 4.3 0.9126
C. Glabrata 4 3.1 14 7.5 0.1559
C. Kefyr 4 3.1 4 2.2 0.8893
C. Tropicalis 3 2.4 11 5.9 0.2262
C. Famata 1 0.8 11 5.9 0.0416*
Albicans versus non-Albicans Candida species
Albicans 106 81.6 117 62 0.0003*
Non-Albicans 24 18.5 72 38 0.0003*
Colonization site      
Oral 98 75.4 88 38.4 < 0.0001*
Nasal 12 9.2 24 10.4 0.8560
Rectal 20 15.4 77 33.6 0.0003*
Urine 0 0 40 17.4 < 0.0001*
  1. a. Very rare species including C. guilliermondii, C. rugosa, C. Lusitaniae, C. lambica, and Rhodotorula spp. were excluded from 2011 to 2012 study
  2. b. Number of positive samples
  3. c. Chi-square test
  4. *Statistically significant