Table 1.

Changes in rates of mycoses among total autopsy cases and of causative agents of mycoses from 1969 to 1994 in Japan

YrTotal no. of autopsiesTotal no. of mycoses% of mycoses among total autopsies% of cases among total mycoses (% of cases among total autopsies)
CandidaAspergillusCryptococcusZygomycetesOtherUnknownaComplicatedb
196924,7153961.6025.8 (0.41)24.5 (0.39)8.8 (0.14)0.8 (0.01)0.3 (0.00)37.6 (0.60)2.3 (0.04)
197023,5994071.7227.0 (0.47)21.1 (0.36)9.6 (0.17)4.7 (0.08)0.5 (0.01)34.6 (0.60)2.5 (0.04)
197123,2454331.8628.9 (0.54)24.7 (0.46)9.9 (0.18)3.7 (0.07)0.2 (0.00)28.9 (0.54)3.7 (0.07)
197222,7693791.6638.8 (0.65)31.7 (0.53)14.0 (0.23)2.9 (0.05)0.0 (0.00)7.7 (0.13)5.0 (0.08)
197323,2744662.0037.8 (0.76)23.4 (0.47)12.7 (0.25)1.3 (0.03)0.0 (0.00)21.7 (0.43)3.2 (0.06)
197423,1115312.3035.4 (0.81)22.6 (0.52)8.5 (0.19)1.9 (0.04)0.2 (0.00)27.9 (0.64)3.6 (0.08)
197523,0486202.6934.5 (0.93)17.3 (0.46)8.1 (0.22)2.9 (0.08)0.0 (0.00)34.5 (0.93)2.7 (0.07)
197624,0936212.5843.0 (1.11)21.4 (0.55)9.5 (0.24)2.3 (0.06)1.1 (0.03)18.4 (0.47)4.3 (0.11)
197725,8976642.5637.5 (0.96)22.6 (0.58)6.9 (0.18)3.5 (0.09)0.2 (0.00)25.3 (0.65)4.1 (0.10)
197830,7428132.6443.1 (1.14)23.2 (0.61)8.2 (0.22)3.3 (0.09)1.8 (0.05)16.9 (0.45)3.4 (0.09)
197932,8448612.6235.4 (0.93)21.7 (0.57)9.1 (0.24)3.0 (0.08)0.0 (0.00)25.9 (0.68)4.9 (0.13)
198035,9439702.7049.2 (1.33)20.7 (0.56)7.3 (0.20)3.2 (0.09)0.0 (0.00)15.1 (0.41)4.5 (0.12)
198138,8411,0962.8242.0 (1.18)26.0 (0.73)7.4 (0.21)3.8 (0.11)0.1 (0.00)15.0 (0.42)5.7 (0.16)
198539,3331,5583.9641.6 (1.65)30.7 (1.22)6.5 (0.26)3.6 (0.14)0.8 (0.03)11.0 (0.44)5.7 (0.23)
198937,5571,6724.4542.3 (1.89)30.1 (1.34)5.4 (0.24)3.6 (0.16)0.2 (0.01)13.0 (0.58)5.1 (0.23)
199037,3991,7434.6633.6 (1.57)33.2 (1.55)4.8 (0.22)3.5 (0.16)0.1 (0.00)20.7 (0.96)4.1 (0.19)
199135,6181,3503.7933.7 (1.28)34.7 (1.32)4.7 (0.18)3.6 (0.13)0.0 (0.00)19.2 (0.73)4.1 (0.16)
199233,2011,1773.5536.3 (1.29)37.3 (1.32)5.4 (0.19)4.2 (0.15)0.0 (0.00)12.3 (0.44)4.4 (0.16)
199331,2071,1363.6637.2 (1.36)36.5 (1.34)4.5 (0.16)3.4 (0.12)0.3 (0.01)14.5 (0.53)3.5 (0.13)
199427,8278823.1735.5 (1.12)40.7 (1.29)6.1 (0.19)3.2 (0.10)0.1 (0.00)10.4 (0.33)4.0 (0.13)
  • a An unidentified fungus was observed in the infected organ.

  • b Mixed infection with more than two kinds of fungi in the infected organ.