Table 4

Invasive fungal infection characteristics

Colonized
N=32
Not colonized
N=8
Fungemia
Candida albicans3(9.4%)3(37.5%)
Candida tropicalis1(3.1%)0(0.0%)
Candida parapsilosis2(6.3%)3(37.5%)
Candida glabrata0(0.0%)1(12.5%)
Deep tissue yeast
Candida albicans12(37.5%)0(0.0%)
Candida tropicalis4(12.5%)0(0.0%)
Candida parapsilosis5(15.6%)0(0.0%)
Candida glabrata0(0.0%)0(0.0%)
Deep tissue mold
Aspergillus flavus11(34.4%)0(0.0%)
Aspergillus fumigatus2(6.3%)1(12.5%)
Fusarium spp.9(28.1%)0(0.0%)
Mucormycosis2(6.3%)0(0.0%)
Similar to colonization*30(93.8%)
Identical to colonization†18(56.3%)
Median days from ICU admission to candidemia (IQR)5942.75, 89.51716.5,33.5
Median days from ICU admission to deep wound infection (IQR)19.514.25, 28.532n/a
  • Microbiological characteristics of the invasive fungal infections isolates.

  • *Similar=at least one of the colonizers was invasive.

  • †Identical=all of the colonizers were invasive, and vice versa.

  • ICU, intensive care unit.