A MYCOLOGICAL STUDY OF CLINICAL SAMPLES FROM SUSPECTED MYCOSES IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL


Jitendra Chandra Devrari, Varsha Saxena, Vidya Pai

Abstract


 Objective: The objective of this study was to isolate and identify the fungal agents obtained from clinical samples of suspected mycoses patients attending Yenepoya hospital.

Methods: Various clinical samples obtained from patients were subjected to preliminary examination according to standard mycological protocols such as KOH mount, wet mount, Gram’s staining, and Indian ink examination. Causative organisms were identified by macroscopically and microscopically after growth on sabouraud’s dextrose agar (with or without cycloheximide and chloramphenicol) and confirmed by lactophenol cotton blue mount, slide culture technique, urease test, and growth on chrome agar accordingly.

Results: Of 274 clinical samples, 125 were culture positive in which the fungal isolates obtained were dermatophytes (all 3 genera), Candida species (including Candida albicans), Fusarium species, Aspergillus fumigatus, and Cryptococcus neoformans. Male predominance was found among the patients being 6:3 male:female ratio.

Conclusion: Among the superficial infection, Trichophyton mentagrophytes was found to be predominant isolates; however, in systemic infection, C. albicans was the predominant isolates.


Keywords


Mycoses, Dermatophytes, Candida species, Aspergillus fumigatus, Fusarium species.

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About this article

Title

A MYCOLOGICAL STUDY OF CLINICAL SAMPLES FROM SUSPECTED MYCOSES IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Topics

Medical Microbiology

Keywords

Mycoses, Dermatophytes, Candida species, Aspergillus fumigatus, Fusarium species.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i4.24127

Date

01-04-2018

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 11 Issue 4 April 2018 Page: 267-270

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

Authors & Affiliations

Jitendra Chandra Devrari
Department of Microbiology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
India

Varsha Saxena
Department of Microbiology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
India

Vidya Pai
Department of Microbiology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
India


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