Fungal pathogens in the air at the Wroclaw Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology.

R. Bialynicki-Birula1, E. Baran1, J. Szepietowski1, C. Lukaszuk2, E. Krajewska-Kulak2, W. Kulak2, H. Rolka2, E. Oksiejczuk3

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1Wroclaw Medical University, WROCLAW, Poland 2Medical University of Bialystok, BIALYSTOK, Poland 3Bialystok Technical University, HAJNOWKA, Poland


Objectives: Analysis of incidence of fungal pathogens in the air at the Wroclaw Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Medical University of Wroclaw, Poland. Materials and methods: Materials for the tests were: the air samples in front of the building, the corridors, the library, the lecture hall, and the mycological laboratory. The air pollution were determined using SAS SUPER 100. Humidity and temperature were evaluated by a termohigrometr. Classification of the isolated fungi was made with an accordance to the current procedures. Results: From the air were isolated: in the library - 69 colonies (mean CFU 138±41.5), from the book-stands - 25 colonies (mean CFU-125±63.6), in the lecture hall - 119 colonies (mean CFU-380±98.8), in the mason room - 52 colonies (mean CFU-104±21.9), in the mycological laboratory - 154 colonies (mean CFU-513±155.3). Temperature in the tested rooms ranged from 24.5oC (mason room) to 26.1oC (library), humidity ranged from 40.1% to 53.1%. Temperature outside of the building was 23.6oC, and humidity 51.6%. Moulds Peniciullim citricum and Aspergillus niger and the yeasts Candida albicans were isolated more frequently Conclusions: The highest number of fungi colonies were isolated from the air sampled at the lecture hall and the mycological laboratory. Moulds were the most common airborne fungi. Temperature and huimidity in the tested rooms seems be a good conditions for the development of fungi.

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4th Trends in Medical Mycology
    • TIMM 4th (2012)