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Table 2 Species distribution of Candida from cases of invasive candidiasisa [8].

From: Epidemiology and antifungal resistance in invasive candidiasis

Species % of total casesb
  1997-1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
C. albicans 73.3 69.8 68.1 65.4 61.4 62.3
C. glabrata 11.0 9.7 9.5 11.1 10.7 12.0
C. tropicalis 4.6 5.3 7.2 7.5 7.4 7.5
C. parapsilosis 4.2 4.9 5.6 6.9 6.6 7.3
C. krusei 1.7 2.2 3.2 2.5 2.6 2.7
C. guilliermondii 0.5 0.8 0.8 0.7 1.0 0.8
C. lusitaniae 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.6
C. kefyr 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.5
C. rugosa 0.03 0.03 0.2 0.7 0.6 0.4
C. famata 0.08 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.4 0.3
C. inconspicua    0.08 0.1 0.2 0.3
C. novegensis    0.08 0.1 0.07 0.1
C. dubliniensis    0.01 0.08 0.1 0.05
C. lipolytica    0.06 0.06 0.06 0.08
C. zeylanoides    0.03 0.08 0.02 0.04
C. pelliculosa     0.06 0.05 0.04
Canida spp. 3.9 6.0 3.7 3.3 7.9 4.9
Total no. of cases 22,533 20,998 11,698 21,804 24,680 33,002
  1. a Data compiled from the ARTEMIS DISK surveillance Program, 1997 to 2003 (221).
  2. b Includes all specimen types and all hospitals from a total of 127 different institutions in 39 countries.
  3. c Candida species not otherwise identified.