Incidence of Candida Species Infections in a Military Hospital in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia

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Nehad J. Ahmed

Abstract

Aim: The present study aims to demonstrate the incidence of Candida species associated with infections in a Military hospital in Alkharj.

Methodology: This is a retrospective study that was conducted to assess the prevalence of Candida species in a Military hospital in Alkharj – Saudi Arabia. The isolates from various clinical specimens in 2018 and 2019 were studied.

Results: The percentage of candida species in the 2 years was 6.21% of isolates. The Candida albicans were 40.87% of the total Candida isolates. The majority of Candida species cultures were collected from wound/pus/skin or vagina and to lesser extent urine and lower respiratory tract.

Conclusion: Candida species are now common pathogens that cause infections specially in the gastrointestinal tract, vagina and at surgical site. It sometimes may lead to high morbidity and mortality rate. It is important to know the resistance rate for the fungi and it is important to start the implementation of antifungal treatment programs.

Keywords:
Incidence, candida, fungal, infections

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Ahmed, N. J. (2020). Incidence of Candida Species Infections in a Military Hospital in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 32(8), 6-11. https://doi.org/10.9734/jpri/2020/v32i830465
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