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Revista argentina de microbiología

Print version ISSN 0325-7541On-line version ISSN 1851-7617


ARAUJO DE ALMEIDA, Adriana et al. Genotype, antifungal susceptibility, and biofilm formation of Trichosporon asahii isolated from the urine of hospitalized patients. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2016, vol.48, n.1, pp.62-66. ISSN 0325-7541.

In this study, the culture analysis of urine samples from patients hospitalized in the Central-West region of Brazil was performed, and the isolated microorganisms were phylogenetically identified as Trichosporon asahii. Maximum parsimony analysis of the IGS1 sequences revealed three novel genotypes that have not been described. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of the nine isolates identified were in the range of 0.06-1 μg/ml for amphotericin B, 0.25-4 μg/ml for fluconazole, and 0.03-0.06 μg/ml for itraconazole. Approximately 6/9 of the T. asahii isolates could form biofilms on the surface of polystyrene microplates. This study reports that the microorganisms isolated here as T. asahii are agents of nosocomial urinary tract infections. Furthermore, the IGS1 region can be considered a new epidemiological tool for genotyping T. asahii isolates. The least common genotypes reported in this study can be related to local epidemiological trends.

Keywords : Urinary tract infection; Trichosporon asahii; Molecular identification; Maximum parsimony.

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