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Research Paper | Medical Microbiology | India | Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019
Spectrum of Fungal Isolates of Clinical Specimens from a Tertiary Care Hospital of North India
Madhu Chauhan | Savita Mahajan | Ram Kishan Abrol | Aradhya Abrol
Abstract: Background Fungal infections are emerging as an important cause of morbidity and mortality in critical patients. It is important to know the local etiology of fungal infections, because they show large number of variation depending upon climatic or Geographical conditions for proper management of fungal infections. Aim of Study: This study was planned with an aim to study local fungal profile of various clinical specimens received in our Medical College Hospital. Setting and design Descriptive observational study. Material and Method Study is conducted at Dr RPGMC Tanda (Kangra) H. P which is a tertiary care hospital. Samples were taken between october2016-17. Total 212 samples were included in the study. Fungal isolates were identified and documented. Results: Most common specimen was skin scrapping and isolate was Trichophyton 69.56 % followed by sporothrix, Aspergillus and Fonsecaea. Among Trichophyton most common species were T tonsurans, mentagrophytes and T rubrum. Trichosporon followed by Fonsecaea were isolated from pus/aspirates. Non albicans candida were common as compared to Candida albicans. More fungal infections were found in Males56.7 % and in age group of 21-50 (66 %). Conclusion There are variation in etiology of fungal infections depending upon the climatic as well as geographical conditions. It is important to know the local etiology for proper management of fungal infections.
Keywords: Fungal profile, dermatophyte, slide culture, CMA, Yeasts, SDA
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019,
Pages: 1199 - 1201