TABLE 3.

Yeast species isolated from blood cultures in Norway from 1991 to 2003

SpeciesNo. of isolates isolated in yr:Total (%)
1991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003
C. albicans765258656759728178889210099987 (69.8)
C. glabrata168910131613121613201922187 (13.2)
C. tropicalis361044951378916195 (6.7)
C. parapsilosis101165665121056982 (5.8)
C. krusei12152211114122 (1.6)
C. dubliniensis12148 (0.6)
C. guilliermondii1212118 (0.6)
C. norvegensis11111218 (0.6)
C. kefyr211217 (0.5)
Other Candida spp.a211127 (0.5)
Yeast not identified2114 (0.3)
Total10882878799961021131061221301511381,415
  • a Other Candida spp. are as follows: Candida blankii (1 isolate), Candida inconspicua (1 isolate), Candida lusitaniae (2 isolates), Candida sake (2 isolates), Candida sphaerica (1 isolate).