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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 1111-1120

Detection of Candida Species in the Diabetes Mellitus Patient
Maha M. Rasheed1, Luma T. Ahmed2 and Ahmed M. Athab2
1Department of Microbiology
2Department of Pediatrics Medicine, Collage of Medicine, University of Diyala, Iraq
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Yeasts of the genus Candida have high genetic variability and are the most common opportunistic pathogenic, which isolated from clinical samples that cause many problems to human, frequently isolated from patient which had diabetes mellitus. The aims of study were Detection and isolation and identification of Candida spp. in Diyala province by routine laboratory procedures. A total of 100 cases between 20 and 90 years old, this study include patients have symptom of oral candidiasis in patient with diabetes mellitus, over a one month period (from December 2017 to February 2018), in Dialay Teaching Hospital. The oral swabs were for cultures on two media, the first media was used for primary isolation which was Sabouraud´s dextrose agar (SDA) media and the second was to differentiate Candida spp. according to their colours and also germ tube used for identification of C. albicans. Results of this study presented that the highest infection of the Candida spp was accounted for C. albicans 31 (55.35%) from the 56 (56%) positive cultures, while other species were as follows: appear Candida glabrata (12) (26.88%), Candida parapsilosis (6) (13.44%), Candida krusi (4) (8.96%), Candida tropical (3) (6.72%). Through the analysis of data that collected from patients, there were non-significant, relationships were found between Candida infection and age group, gender, smoking type of diabetic. But there was significant, relationship found between candida infection and family history. All data were statistically analyzed depending on SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Science) version 18 (2009) C. albicans is the most common isolated among the total Candida species, and Candida glabrata was the most frequent non–albicans species. In this study we found that patients with type II diabetes mellitus were more infected by Candida albican than type I.

Keywords: Candida spp, Candida albicans & diabetes mellitus
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Maha M. Rasheed, Luma T. Ahmed and Ahmed M. Athab. 2018. Detection of Candida Species in the Diabetes Mellitus Patient.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 1111-1120. doi: