A study of Candidiasis in immunocompromised patients attending in A Tertiary Care Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar
In this new scenario, fungal infections have emerged as a critical issue in the compromised host. Among these, candida spp. is the most common fungal pathogens. Materials and Methods: The present study was carried out in DMCH, Darbhanga. The cases for study were selected from the patients attending the medicine, ICTC, Endocrinology, Haematology, Nephrology and Intensive Care unit of DMCH, Darbhanga over a period of one year (March 2020 – February 2021). Result: The overall prevalence of Candidiasis among the study population was found to be 38.57% Candida spp. was isolated in 48.33% of diabetic population, 39.13% of individuals with HIV/AIDS, 18.18% in patients with haematological malignancy and 25% in patients undergoing renal transplant (p<0.02). Conclusion: It may be concluded from this study that people who are immunosuppressed are at higher risk for Candida infection. The study highlights the diverse manifestations caused by Candida species and throws light on the species prevalent locally.
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