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Fungal agents in different anatomical sites in Public Health Services in Cuiabá, state of Mato Grosso, Brazil.
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PMID:  22370747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
INTRODUCTION: A contribution to the regional epidemiological profile of the most common fungal agents in Public Health Services in Cuiabá, state of Mato Grosso, including university hospitals and polyclinics.
METHODS: Clinical specimens (n = 1,496) from 1,078 patients were collected, submitted to direct mycological exam (potash or stick tape method) and cultured in specific mediums. Dermatophytic and non-dermatophytic agents were identified according to micromorphology (Ridell technique).
RESULTS: The majority of the 1,496 specimens were skin (n = 985) and nail exams (n = 472). Of the 800 positive cultures, 246 (30.8%) corresponded to dermatophytes and 336 (42%) to yeasts of the genus Candida, 190 (23.7%) to other yeasts, 27 (3.4%) to non-dermatophytic filamentous fungi and one (0.1%) the agent of subcutaneous mycosis. Lesions considered primary occurred in greater numbers (59.5%) than recurrent lesions (37.4%), with a greater concentration of positivity occurring on the arms and legs.
CONCLUSIONS: Comorbidities, allergies and diabetes mellitus were conditions associated with greater positivity in direct mycological exams and cultures. Positive culture was considered a definitive diagnosis of fungal infection and confirmed 47.8% of diagnostic hypotheses.
Sebastião Martins de Araújo; Cor Jésus Fernandes Fontes; Diniz Pereira Leite Júnior; Rosane Christine Hahn
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1678-9946     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. Sao Paulo     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507484     Medline TA:  Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Investigation, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil,,,,
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