MYCOLOGICAL PROFILE OF FUNGAL INFECTIONS FROM VARIOUS CLINICAL SAMPLES IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Dr Priyanka Kalbhor, Dr Sharmila S. Raut, Dr Sonal Chavan, Dr. Ravindra K. Khadse

Abstract


In last few years, Fungi have emerged as an important agents causing human infections leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Hence, the present study was conducted out to study the spectrum of fungal infections in patients of a tertiary care hospital.

A total of 281 clinical specimens were included in the study. Among these, fungal growth was seen in 102 specimens (36.30%). All samples were studied by direct microscopy and culture as per standard microbiological procedures. Maximum number of fungal isolates were obtained from sputum 46 (58.92%), followed by urine 16(15.68). The various fungi isolated were C. albicans, C.non albicans, A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. nidulans, Fusarium species, Mucor species, Curvularia species, Penicillium species, Acremonium species, Cladosporium species.

In the era of automation and molecular methods, even conventional methods should be considered as good tools for the detection of fungal infections.

           


Keywords


fungi, Candida, Aspergillus

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