TABLE 3.

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

SpeciesNo. of isolates isolated in yr:Total (%)
1991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003
C. albicans 765258656759728178889210099987 (69.8)
C. glabrata 168910131613121613201922187 (13.2)
C. tropicalis 361044951378916195 (6.7)
C. parapsilosis 101165665121056982 (5.8)
C. krusei 12152211114122 (1.6)
C. dubliniensis 12148 (0.6)
C. guilliermondii 1212118 (0.6)
C. norvegensis 11111218 (0.6)
C. kefyr 211217 (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).