The Relation Between Fungi Isolated from Higher Respiratory Tract of Allergic and Asthmatic Patients, and Air Fungi in their Residence
Rafidain Journal of Science,
2013, Volume 24, Issue 4, Pages 1-12
AbstractTwenty five sputum and throat swabs were collected from 25 asthma and bronchial allergic patients from Allergy and asthma Centre Governorate of Basra/Iraq beside 25 indoor air samples from their houses. Another 25 samples were collected from normal individual and from their indoor air.
These Samples were cultured on Sabouraud dextrose agar at 25 and 37Co,seventeen genera were identified in patient samples and (23) genera in their indoor air samples while 4and5 species were identified from normal individual and from their indoor air samples respectively beside yeast colonies and sterile mycelium were recorded in all samples.
Hyphomycetes are the dominant group in all tested samples, it was 67.5% in patient samples, and %75.38 in their indoor air samples beside 66.66% and 81.25% in normal individual and in their indoor air samples respectively.
The prominence value of yeasts was 735.66 in patient samples and 69.86 in their indoor air samples while it was 546.62 and 405.69 in the normal individuals and in their indoor air samples respectively. According to the filamentous isolates, the genera Aspergillus, Penicillium, Alternaria, Ulocladium, Paecilomyces, and Cladosporium have the highest prominence value in the patients samples and in their indoor air samples. In normal individuals, Aspergillus and sterile mycelium showed the highest prominence value and Penicillium, Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Ulocladium in their indoor air samples.
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