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Table 2 Evaluation of attributes of virulence factors in vitro of Trichosporon inkin isolates HGT198 and HGT914 obtained from a patient submitted to an acoustic neuroma surgery and further developed meningitis in Natal city, Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeast Brazil

From: Trichosporon inkin meningitis in Northeast Brazil: first case report and review of the literature

  No of T. inkin cells adhered to 150 HBEC Hemolytic index (HI) Biofilm formation (OD595nm)
Candida albicans ATCC90028 179.8 ± 2.05 0.63 ± 0.01 0.24 ± 0.03
Trichosporon asahii CBS2630 34.3 ± 1.70 0.74 ± 0.01 0.40 ± 0.01
Trichosporon inkin HGT198 36.7 ± 1.50a 0.68 ± 0.01a; b, c 0.77 ± 0.05a; b, c
Trichosporon inkin HGT914 37.3 ± 1.50a 0.56 ± 0.01a; b, c 1.04 ± 0.01a; b, c
  1. NT Not Tested
  2. aStatistically significant different from Candida albicans ATCC90028
  3. bStatistically significant different from Trichosporon asahii CBS2630
  4. cStatistically significant difference between HGT198 and HGT198