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Table 1 Fungal species identified by culture and/or broad-range PCR; specimens n = 83

From: Similar efficacy of broad-range ITS PCR and conventional fungal culture for diagnosing fungal infections in non-immunocompromised patients

  Culture positive, PCR positive 57 Culture positive, PCR negative 8 Culture negative, PCR positive 18
Microscopy positive (n = 37) A. fumigatus 3 A. niger 1 A. fumigatus 1
C. albicans 13     
C. albicans a and C. glabrata b 2     
C. albicans a , C. lusitaniae b and S. cerevisiae b 1     
C. albicans a and Penicillium sp. b 1     
C. glabrata 4     
C. norvegensis 1     
C. parapsilosis 2     
C. tropicalis 1     
Colletotrichum sp. 1     
Paecilomyces sp. 1     
Rhizopus sp. 1     
S. cerevisiae 4     
  Total 35   1   1
Microscopy negative (n = 46) C. albicans 11 A. fumigatus 1 Acremonium sp. 1
C. albicans a and C. lusitaniae b and S. cerevisiae 1 C. glabrata 2 A. fumigatus 2
C. albicans a and Rhizopus sp. b 1 Cladosporum sp. c 3 A. glaucus 2
C. glabrata 5 Penicillium sp. c 1 A. nidulans 1
C. kefyr 1    Aspergillus sp. 1
C. lusitaniae 1    C. albicans 2
Penicillium sp. 1    C. lipolytica 1
S. cerevisiae 1    Mucor sp. 1
     Paecilomyces farinosus 1
     Rhodotorula minuta 3
     Tulasnella sp. 1
     Yarrowia lipolytica 1
Total 22   7   17
  1. adetected by PCR and culture
  2. bdetected by culture from a specimen that grew more than one fungal species
  3. cthese cultures were positive in culture by a single colony, or only in enrichment cultures