TABLE 2

Detection of CIF in bacterial culture and selective fungal culture mediaa

MediumbNo. of samples with fungi detected (%)P value
Bacterial culture48 (26.1)reference
SDA at 37°C103 (56.0)<0.001
SDA at 30°C119 (64.7)0.005
IMA121 (65.8)<0.001
BHI agar116 (63.0)0.001
Combination of IMA, SDA at 30°C, and BHI agar156 (84.8)<0.001
  • a CIF, clinically important fungi defined as Aspergillus, Scedosporium, Trichosporon, and Exophiala species.

  • b SDA, Sabouraud with gentamicin; IMA, inhibitory mold agar; BHI, brain heart infusion.