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Berenji F, Mahdavi Sivaki M, Sadabadi F, Andalib Aliabadi Z, Ganjbakhsh M, Salehi M. A retrospective study of cutaneous fungal infections in patients referred to Imam Reza Hospital of Mashhad, Iran during 2000-2011. Curr Med Mycol. 2016; 2 (1) :20-23
URL: http://cmm.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-99-en.html
Abstract:   (2322 Views)

Background and Purpose: Detection of agents responsible for cutaneous mycosis may be effective in the prevention
of fungal infections from environmental and animal sources. With this background in mind, in this study, we aimed to
identify the distribution of cutaneous mycotic infections in patients referred to Imam Reza Hospital of Mashhad, Iran
during 2000- 2011.
Materials and Methods: In total, 8694 patients suspected of superficial and cutaneous mycosis, referred to the Medical
Mycology Laboratory of Imam Reza Hospital of Mashhad, Iran, were recruited during March 2000-2011 and were examined
in terms of fungal infections.
Results: Of 8694 suspected patients, 3804 (43.75%) cases suffered from superficial and cutaneous mycosis. In total, 1936
(50.9%) patients were male, and 1868 (49.1%) were female. Malassezia infections (58.1%), dermatophytosis (33.1%),
cutaneous candidiasis (6.8%), aspergillosis (1.6%), and saprophytic cutaneous mycosis (0.4%) were the most common
Conclusion: In this study, Malassezia infections were the most common superficial and cutaneous mycoses. Therefore, it
seems essential to focus on the prevention of these infections in our society.

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Type of Study: Original Articles | Subject: Medical Mycology
Received: 2016/07/27 | Accepted: 2016/07/27 | Published: 2016/07/27

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