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Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology


Clinicopathological spectrum of fungal infections in a Tertiary Care Centre


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Author Details : M. Sridevi, C. Vimala, S. Chitra

Volume : 5, Issue : 1, Year : 2018

Article Page : 130-135


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Abstract

Introduction: Fungal lesions are common in immunocompromised patients like Diabetic Mellitus, patients on anticancer drug and radiotherapy, HIV and transplant recipients. Although tissue culture being the gold standard for diagnosing fungal infections, histopathological examination gives better idea about tissue invasion.
Materials and Methods: This study was done over 47 cases for a period of four years. This study was done to analyze the clinicopathological spectrum of fungal infections, morphology and their distribution according to age, sex and site of involvement in histopathological specimens in our hospital setup.
Results: In this study, the most common fungal organism was found to be Phaeohypomycosis and most of these cases of phaeohypomycosis presented as ganglion and dermoid cyst .Most common site was foot.
Conclusion: In this study we attempted to determine the etiological diagnosis of fungal infections in histopathological specimens received in our department.

Keywords: Fungal lesions, Dermoid cyst, Ganglion, Gomori methenamine silver stain, Immunocompromised patients, Phaeohypomycosis.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-6792.2018.0023

How to cite : Sridevi M, Vimala C, Chitra S, Clinicopathological spectrum of fungal infections in a Tertiary Care Centre. Indian J Pathol Oncol 2018;5(1):130-135

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