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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:5, May, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(5): 532-542

Survey of Invasive Fungi from Patients with Malignancies
Mohamed F. Awad1,2*, Ahmed Mustafa Abdel-Hadi1-3, Usama M. Abdulraouf1, Eman M. Zaki4 and Mohamed H. Mohamed1
1Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University,71524 Assiut Branch, Egypt
2Faculty of Science, Biology Department, Taif University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3Applied Medical Sciences, Medical laboratories Department, Majmaah University,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4South Egypt Cancer Institute Assiut University, Egypt
*Corresponding author

The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) in adult and pediatric patients with malignancies, in Assuit governorate, Egypt. This was done by revealing of fungal infection in Blood samples collected from 22 patients with malignancies (from 2-89 years old), from South Egypt Cancer Institute in Upper Egypt, Assiut. Thirty four species invasive fungi belonging to 11 genera were isolated from blood samples on Sabouraoud’s Dextrose Agar (10 genera and 26 species) and Rose Bengal Chloramphenicol Agar (9 genera and 22 species) media. Aspergillus (7 species), Penicillium (11 species), Yeasts (3 species) and Cladosporium (2 species) contributed the broadest spectra of species in all samples tested on two types of media used. Other species were represented by 11 species belonging to 7 genera. A variety of type of filamentous fungi were obtained from hematologic malignancies patients. Further studies are needed to confirm this microbiological trend patients with hematologic malignancies, the results of which might be helpful to improve the management of these patients such as especial care from Clinical, food, drinking and air.


Invasive fungal infection, Patients with hematologic malignancies and immuno-compromised.

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Mohamed F. Awad, Ahmed Mustafa Abdel-Hadi, Usama M. Abdulraouf, Eman M. Zaki and Mohamed H. Mohamed. 2016. Survey of Invasive Fungi from Patients with Malignancies.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(5): 532-542. doi:
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