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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 2171-2174
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.251


Association of Various Risk Factors in Candida Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital
M.V. Natasha* and U. Nawaz
Department of Microbiology, Gulbarga Institute of Medical Sciences, Gulbarga, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Candida is a part of the normal flora in healthy individuals, and is usually confined to the skin and mucosal surfaces of the oral cavity, gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts, and vagina. However it can cause a wide variety of infections in immunosuppressed patients of long term broad – spectrum antibiotics, steroids or other immunosuppressive agents, diabetes mellitus, AIDS, Malignancy, Neutropenia1. Although the majority of infections are caused by Candida albicans, Non-C. albicans Candida (NCAC) species are emerging as important pathogen in humans 2,4,5,6,7. Our study included 130 clinical isolates which showed gram positive budding yeasts cells with or without pseudohyphae. We correlated Candida isolation with various risk factors and found that 54 % of the patients from whom candida was isolated had been treated with >2 antibiotics,15%treated with >3 antibiotics, 17%Diabetis Mellitus, 16%Neutropenia, 8 % Tuberculosis and Treatment with Steroids, 6% Malignancy, 2% HIV.


Keywords: Candida, Immunosuppressive agents, Diabetes mellitus, HIV
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Natasha, M.V. and Nawaz, U. 2019. Association of Various Risk Factors in Candida Infection in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 2171-2174. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.251