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Table 3 Fungal species in 136 specimens from positive fungal colonized patients in each time-period

From: An underestimated pitfall of oral candidiasis in head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy: an observation study

Species Before RT During RT or at the time of clinical candidiasis End of RT Total no. in each species
n (%)
C. albicans 23 50 39 112 (82.4)
C. tropicalis 5 3 0 8 (6)
C. kursei 0 0 1 1 (0.7)
C. grabrata 1 2 1 4 (2.9)
Aspergillus flavu 0 1 0 1 (0.7)
Penicillium spp. 1 1 0 2 (1.5)
Trichosoporon spp. 2 0 0 2 (1.5)
Cladosporium spp. 1 0 0 1 (0.7)
Exophiala spp. 0 1 0 1 (0.7)
Candida spp. 3 0 1 4 (2.9)
Total no. in each time-period (%) 36 (26.5) 58 (42.6) 42 (30.9) 136
  1. Some culture specimens had more than 1 species in the colonization