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RMJ. 2019; 44(4): 761-764


Prevalence of candidiasis in surgical ICU patients of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan

Fouzia Zeeshan Khan, Ghulam Fatima, Samina Baig, Fatima Fasih, Sambreen Zameer.

Abstract
Objective: To find the current pattern and frequency of fungal infection in intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital Karachi.
Methodology: This Retrospective descriptive observational study was carried out at Clinical Laboratory, Civil hospital, Karachi from January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The clinical specimens were collected from the patients of surgical ICU and isolates were identified and characterized by standard methods.
Results: Out of 60 specimens, Candida albicans were isolated from 42 specimens; however, 18 were confirmed for Candida species. Urine specimens showed the greatest prevalence of Candida. Younger male patients showed high incidence of Candida infection as compared with female patients.
Conclusion: Our study showed high frequency of candidiasis with male predominance. We also found increased frequency of non-albicans species. Due to certain limitations we couldn’t perform antifungal testing and identification of non-albicans species

Key words: Candida albicans, Candida species, surgical ICU.


 
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Khan FZ, Fatima G, Baig S, Fasih F, Zameer S. Prevalence of candidiasis in surgical ICU patients of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan. RMJ. 2019; 44(4): 761-764.


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Khan FZ, Fatima G, Baig S, Fasih F, Zameer S. Prevalence of candidiasis in surgical ICU patients of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=62111 [Access: January 22, 2020].


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Khan FZ, Fatima G, Baig S, Fasih F, Zameer S. Prevalence of candidiasis in surgical ICU patients of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan. RMJ. 2019; 44(4): 761-764.



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Khan FZ, Fatima G, Baig S, Fasih F, Zameer S. Prevalence of candidiasis in surgical ICU patients of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan. RMJ. (2019), [cited January 22, 2020]; 44(4): 761-764.



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Khan, F. Z., Fatima, . G., Baig, . S., Fasih, . F. & Zameer, . S. (2019) Prevalence of candidiasis in surgical ICU patients of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan. RMJ, 44 (4), 761-764.



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Khan, Fouzia Zeeshan, Ghulam Fatima, Samina Baig, Fatima Fasih, and Sambreen Zameer. 2019. Prevalence of candidiasis in surgical ICU patients of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (4), 761-764.



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Khan, Fouzia Zeeshan, Ghulam Fatima, Samina Baig, Fatima Fasih, and Sambreen Zameer. "Prevalence of candidiasis in surgical ICU patients of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 44 (2019), 761-764.



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Khan, Fouzia Zeeshan, Ghulam Fatima, Samina Baig, Fatima Fasih, and Sambreen Zameer. "Prevalence of candidiasis in surgical ICU patients of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan." Rawal Medical Journal 44.4 (2019), 761-764. Print.



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Khan, F. Z., Fatima, . G., Baig, . S., Fasih, . F. & Zameer, . S. (2019) Prevalence of candidiasis in surgical ICU patients of a tertiary care hospital of Karachi, Pakistan. Rawal Medical Journal, 44 (4), 761-764.








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