Occurrence of Rodotorula Mucilaginosa among Immunocompromised Patients with Different Infections

2020 Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology  
Rhodotorula genus contains 37 species, only three species have been caused human infections. These three species are R. glutinis, R. minuta and R. mucilaginosa. Infection with Rhodotorula is much less common than other yeast causes. Nevertheless, the number of infections has clearly increased during the last few years. The objective was to occur of Rodotorula mucilaginosa Among Immunocompromised Patients with Different Infections One hundred five specimens were collected from immunocompromised
more » ... atients with (Oculomycosis, Onychomycosis and Otomycosis) who attended Baquba teaching hospital for a period of 14 months. The yeast cultures were monitored using Sabouraud´s dextrose agar (SDA) and identified depended on macroscopic and microscopic examinations. Cultured Colonies of R. mucilaginosa on Sabouraud´s dextrose agar showed orange to pink in color and are smooth to mucoid colonies. The percentage of R. mucilaginosa was 19.3% (92 out of 150) specimens. According to the findings, it can be concluded that males are most suffering from Rodotorula mucilaginosa infection among Oculomycosis and onychomycosis. Also, it is more prevalent in age group (41-60) years.
doi:10.37506/ijfmt.v14i4.11875 fatcat:tdv3qpdcwnecnfemkwnr3nnrrm