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Fungal Genomics & Biology
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Research Article

Incidence of Aspergillus Infections in Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Navi Mumbai

Singh R*, Singh G and Urhekar AD
Department of Microbiology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, MGM Institute of Health Sciences, Kamothe, Sector-1, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Corresponding Author : Singh R
Department of Microbiology
MGM Medical College and Hospital
MGM Institute of Health Sciences
Kamothe, Sector-1
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Received: September 25, 2015; Accepted: December 22, 2015; Published: December 28, 2015
Citation: Singh R, Urhekar AD, Singh G (2015) Incidence of Aspergillus Infections in Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Navi Mumbai. Fungal Genom Biol 5:127. doi:10.4172/2165-8056.1000127
Copyright: © 2015 Singh R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Aspergillus infections among the patients attending at tertiary care hospital and Hospital environment in Navi Mumbai, India, from January 2014 to December 2014. Total 1785 samples were included in this study for prevalence of Aspergillus species. Out of which 251(14.06%) were positive for Aspergillus infection. Species wise distribution of Aspergillus, maximum numbers were A. niger 142 (56.57%), followed by A. fumigatus 62 (24.70%), A. flavus 35 (13.94%), A. brasiliensis 9 (3.59%) and A. terrus 3 (1.20%). Aspergillus infection prevalence in male patients was 3-fold higher than in female patients. Most infection occurred in age group 51 and above years.


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