At various clinics of IRCCS S. Matteo Hospital, Pavia, Italy, 269 blood cultures recovered from immunocompromised patients over 4 years have been examined mycologically. Of the 269 cultures, 101 were from HIV-infected patients and five were from cardiac transplant recipients. Of the total examined 96 blood cultures were positive (36%). The most frequent genus was Candida: C. albicans (48%), C. tropicalis and C. parapsilosis (8% each), C. glabrata and C. guillermondii (3% each). Cryptococcus neoformans was detected in 21 patients (22%).
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