Juayang AC, Lim JPT, de los Reyes ZCB, Tuante MDB, Batiles ZIP, et al. (2019) Antifungal Resistance of Candida Species in Bacolod City, Philippines. J Infect Dis Epidemiol 5:076.


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RESEARCH ARTICLE | OPEN ACCESS DOI: 10.23937/2474-3658/1510076

Antifungal Resistance of Candida Species in Bacolod City, Philippines

Alain C Juayang1,2*, Joseph Peter T Lim2, Zeith Ceve B de los Reyes1, Mary Dane B Tuante1, Zia Isabel P Batiles1, Jan Frances Nichole V Guino-o1, Francis Raphael A Villanueva1 and Gemma B de los Reyes1

1Medical Technology Program, Colegio San Agustin - Bacolod, B. S. Aquino Drive, Philippines

2Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital, B. S. Aquino Drive, Bacolod City, Philippines


Candida species, a group of opportunistic infection-causing microorganisms, has shown an increasing pattern of resistance against certain antifungal drugs through time. Thus, this retrospective study was conducted to describe the antifungal resistance of Candida species isolated from a tertiary hospital in Bacolod City, Philippines from July 2017 to July 2018. A total of 184 Candida species were isolated from clinical specimens with C. albicans (61%) having the highest frequency followed by C. tropicalis (15%). Most of these Candida species were isolated from older adults (78.26%) and mid adults (15.76%). Additionally, Candida species were frequently present in respiratory specimens (69.02%) and urine specimens (20.65%). Moreover, resistance among the fungal isolates was noted against fluconazole and voriconazole with least resistance to micafungin and caspofungin.