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Table 1 Time to detection of fungal growth

From: Molecular detection, not extended culture incubation, contributes to diagnosis of fungal infection

Species* Number (% of total) Smear positive (%) Days to positive <=7 Days to positive 8–10 Days to positive 11–14 Days to positive 15–21 Days to positive 22–28
Candida 3493 (82.6 ) 1009 (28.9) 3468 (99.3) 23 (0.6) 2 (0.1) 0 (0) 0
Aspergillus 244 (5.8) 94 (38.5) 231 (94.7) 13 (5.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Penicillium 117 (2.8) 2 (1.7) 85 (72.6) 14 (12) 15 (12.8) 3 (2.6) 0
Dimorphic fungia 99 (2.3) 37 (37.4) 40 (40.4) 22 (22.2) 37 (37.4) 0 (0) 0
Other yeastsb 59 (1.4) 20 (33.9) 58 (98.3) 1 (1.7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Melanized fungic 67 (1.6) 10 (14.9) 36 (53.7) 20 (29.9) 11 (16.4) 0 (0) 0
Other hyaline Fungid 44 (1.0) 7 (15.9) 38 (86.4) 2 (4.5) 1 (2.3) 3 (6.8) 0
Scedosporium 36 (0.9) 16 (44.4) 28 (77.8) 7 (19.4) 1 (2.8) 0 (0) 0
Mucoralese 34 (0.8) 15 (44.1) 34 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Dermatophytesf 22 (0.5) 3 (13.6) 10 (45.4) 8 (36.4) 4 (18.2) 0 (0) 0
Crytpococcus neoformans 16 (0.3) 6 (37.5) 15 (93.8) 1 (6.2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Total 4234 1219 (28.8) 4058 (95.8) 111 (2.6) 71 (1.7) 6 (0.1) 0
  1. *Identification was based on macroscopic and microscopic morphologies of culture using the “Medically Important Fungi—A Guide to Identification 5th Edition” as a reference; .aDiamorphic fungi include Blastomyces dermatitidis, Coccidioides immitis, Histoplasma capsulatum, Sporothrix schenckii; bOther yeasts include Saprochaete, Rhodotorula, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Trichosporon; cMelanized fungi include Alternaria, Aureobasidium, Cladosporium, Curvularia, Epicoccum, Exophiala, Fonsecaea, Ochroconis, Phialophora; dOther hyaline fungi include Acremonium, Beuveria, Fusarium, Paecilomyces, Scopulariopsis, Trichoderma; eMucorales include Cunninghamella, Mucor, Rhizopus, Rhizomucor, Syncephalastrum; fDermatophytes include Trichophyton, Microsporum