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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(9): 2196-2202
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.253


Mycological Profile of Broncho Alveolar Lavage (BAL) Samples in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients from Central India
Bhawana Bajare,  S. S. Tankhiwale* and S. S. Zodpey (Shrikhande)
Department of Microbiology Government Medical College, Nagpur-440003, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The frequency of fungal infections in tuberculosis patients has increased in recent years. A study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization estimates that more than a million people develop chronic pulmonary aspergillosis after being treated for TB every year. As bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid samples are generally useful specimens in the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA), this study was designed to evaluate the incidence of fungal infections in pulmonary tuberculosis patients by direct microscopy and culture of BAL samples. Material and Methods: Total 171 BAL samples from patients admitted in department of Respiratory Medicine were received in the Department of Microbiology subjected to microscopy and culture. Samples were processed and identified by conventional techniques. Result: Out of 171 samples, 21 (12.28%) samples were positive in direct examination and 33(19.29%) samples were culture positive. Candida sp were isolated in 16 (48.48%) samples, Aspergillus sp from 14 (42.42%) samples, Fusarium sp from 2(6%) samples, Penicillium sp from 1 (3%) sample.


Keywords: Fungal infections, pulmonary tuberculosis, Branchoalveolar lavage, Aspergillus species, Candida species, Central India
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Bhawana Bajare, S. S. Tankhiwale and Zodpey (Shrikhande), S. S. 2019. Mycological Profile of Broncho Alveolar Lavage (BAL) Samples in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients from Central India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(9): 2196-2202. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.809.253