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Anales de la Facultad de Medicina

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HUAMAN REYES, Ana M et al. Isolation of Candida albicans from high school students’ nasal and throat samples. An. Fac. med. [online]. 2014, vol.75, n.2, pp.181-183. ISSN 1025-5583.

Objective: To determine the presence of Candida albicans in throat and nasal secretion in high school students. Design: Crosssectional study. Setting: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. Participants: High school students from San Juan Macias School in Santa Anita, Lima, Peru. Interventions: Nasal and throat samples were collected from 102 14-17 year-old students. Samples were grown on sabouraud agar and Candida CHROMOagar and identified by chlamydospores study and metabolic tests. Main outcome measures: Identification of C. albicans yeast. Results: Candida yeast was isolated from 11 students (10.8%). A significant percentage of yeast (36.4%) developed moderate resistance to fluconazole. Conclusions: Continuous surveillance of medically important yeasts in nasopharyngeal carriers is suggested in order to be prepared for eventual infectious conditions.

Keywords : Candida albicans; school students; fluconazole.

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