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Title in Portuguese: Evidence of fluconazole-resistant Candida species in tortoises and sea turtles
Author: Brilhante, Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira
Rodrigues, Pedro Henrique de Aragão
Alencar, Lucas Pereira de
Riello, Giovanna Barbosa
Ribeiro, Joyce Fonteles
Oliveira, Jonathas Sales de
Castelo-Branco, Débora de Souza Collares Maia
Bandeira, Tereza de Jesus Pinheiro Gomes
Monteiro, André Jalles
Rocha, Marcos Fábio Gadelha
Cordeiro, Rossana de Aguiar
Moreira, José Luciano Bezerra
Sidrim, José Júlio Costa
Keywords: Fluconazol
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Mycopathologia
Citation: BRILHANTE, R. S. N. et al. Evidence of Fluconazole-Resistant Candida species in tortoises and sea turtles. Mycopathologia, The Hague, v. 180, p. 421-426, 2015.
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the antifungal susceptibility of Candida spp. recovered from tortoises ( Chelonoidis spp.) and sea turtles ( Chelonia mydas , Caretta caretta , Lepidochelys oli- vacea , Eretmochelys imbricata ). For this purpose, material from the oral cavity and cloaca of 77 animals (60 tortoises and 17 sea turtles) was collected. The collected specimens were seeded on 2 % Sabouraud dextrose agar with chloramphenicol, and the identifi- cation was carried out by morphological and bio- chemical methods. Sixty-six isolates were recovered from tortoises, out of which 27 were C . tropicalis ,27 C . famata ,7 C . albicans ,4 C . guilliermondii and 1 C . intermedia , whereas 12 strains were obtained from sea turtles, which were identified as Candida parap- silosis ( n = 4), Candida guilliermondii ( n = 4), Can- dida tropicalis ( n = 2), Candida albicans ( n = 1) and Candida intermedia ( n = 1). The minimum inhibitory concentrations for amphotericin B, itraconazole and fluconazole ranged from 0.03125 to 0.5, 0.03125 to [ 16 and 0.125 to [ 64, respectively. Overall, 19 azole- resistant strains (14 C. tropicalis and 5 C. albicans ) were found. Thus, this study shows that Testudines carry azole-resistant Candida spp
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 1573-0832
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