Table 1.

Trends in distribution of the top five species of Candida from bloodstream infections over a 9-year period (2001 to 2009)

SpeciesSpecies distribution (%) by year (n)
200120022003200420052006200720082009
C. albicans58 (1,000)56 (1,208)54 (1,178)58 (1,119)56 (1,045)56 (869)49 (749)48 (650)53 (560)
C. glabrata17 (287)15 (332)14 (291)13 (252)16 (291)15 (238)16 (239)19 (247)17 (175)
C. parapsilosis12 (206)13 (275)17 (360)15 (284)13 (243)14 (209)15 (220)18 (236)15 (162)
C. tropicalis10 (174)12 (265)12 (268)11 (211)12 (227)13 (203)14 (208)12 (161)12 (124)
C. krusei3 (50)4 (73)3 (65)3 (53)3 (59)2 (34)6 (94)3 (40)3 (35)
Total100 (1,717)100 (2,153)100 (2,162)100 (1,919)100 (1,865)100 (1,553)100 (1,510)100 (1,339)100 (1,056)