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Oropharyngeal Colonization of HIV-Infected Outpatients in Taiwan by Yeast Pathogens▿

By Yun-Liang Yang, Chien-Ching Hung, An-Huei Wang, Fan-Chen Tseng, Shiang Ning Leaw, Yu-Tzu Tseng, Chia-Li Su, Hui-Ting Chen, Tsai-Ling Lauderdale and Hsiu-Jung Lo


Among 234 isolates comprising 26 different Candida species colonizing the oropharynx of 181 (54.3% of 399 surveyed) HIV-infected outpatients, 27 (11.7%) were fluconazole resistant. Antibacterial treatment was associated with increased rates of yeast colonization, while antiretroviral therapy and pneumococcal vaccination protected patients from yeast colonization

Topics: Mycology
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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