Use of CHROMagar in the Differentiation of Common Species of Candida

V. Sivakumar; P. Shankar; K. Nalina; Thangam Menon
January 2009
Mycopathologia;Jan2009, Vol. 167 Issue 1, p47
Academic Journal
Abstract  CHROMagar has been reported to be useful for the rapid and accurate identification of Candida species. We tested 135 isolates of Candida species isolated from oropharyngeal candidiasis in HIV patients and found that it was useful in the presumptive identification of Candida albicans and Candida krusei. Occasional strains of C. tropicalis produced colonies with a greenish tinge making it difficult to differentiate from C. albicans.


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