Cryptococcus neoformans in pigeon exreta in kermanshah

Mikaeili A, Nazari S, Mikaeili A

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Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences Kermanshah Iran


Cryptococcosis caused by Cryptococcus neoformans is an opportunstc fungal infection which is becoming a very common clinical entity in patients with AIDS . It is belived that patients are being ifected by inhaling the aerosolized yeasts in excreta of pigeon. This study was conducted to estimate the rate of infection of excreta of 1000 pigeons by Cryptococcus neoformans in kermanshah at 1999-2000 The specimens were incubated at 30C for 10 days .The colonies were examined macroscopically and microscopically. C. neoformans were present in eight of specimens(0.008). Lower rate of identified in kermanshah study in comparison with Isfahan(8.1) and Tehran(2.1)studies. We recommended similar studies in other areas

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15th Annual Focus on Fungal Infections
    • FFI 15th (2005)