TABLE 1.

Comparison of biofilm production by Candida species isolates obtained from the bloodstream and from other sites in nonneutropenic patients

Candida speciesNo. biofilm positive/total no. (%)
TotalBloodstreamOther sites
C. albicans11/146 (8)2/30 (7)9/116 (8)
All non-C. albicans species130/214 (61)56/71 (79)a74/143 (52)
    C. tropicalis49/61 (80)16/18 (89)33/43 (77)
    C. parapsilosis38/52 (73)30/35 (86)b8/17 (47)
    C. glabrata17/61 (28)2/8 (25)15/53 (28)
    Other Candida species26/40 (65)8/10 (80)18/30 (60)
Total141/360 (39)58/101 (57)a83/259 (32)
  • a P < 0.05, bloodstream versus other sites.

  • b P < 0.005, bloodstream versus other sites.