Profile of Fungal Lower Respiratory Tract Infections and CD4 Counts in HIV Positive Patients
- Corresponding Author:
- Parvez Anwar Khan
Department of Microbiology
J.N.M.C.H, Aligarh Muslim University, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 16, 2013; Accepted Date: June 21, 2013; Published Date: June 24, 2013
Citation: Khan PA, Malik A, Fatima N, Shameem M (2013) Profile of Fungal Lower Respiratory Tract Infections and CD4 Counts in HIV Positive Patients. Virol Mycol 2: 113. doi:10.4172/2161-0517.1000113
Copyright: © 2013 Khan PA, 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.
One hundred and sixty symptomatic confirmed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients, of both sexes with lower respiratory tract infection were taken as a study population, and the clinicomycological profile was correlated with the immunological status of the patients with particular reference to CD4 counts. Relevant samples were collected and subjected to direct microscopy, fungal culture and antigen detection.