International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Species Diversity of Keratinophilic Fungi in Various Soil Type of Babol Medical University’s Hospitals’ Yard
Abbas Soleymani MD, Seyed Ali Asghar Sefidgar C.P, Hamze Sharifi

Back ground and Objective: Dermatomycosis are caused by attacking keratinophilic fungi to the human’s or animals’ in keratinic layers. In this study the resources of fungal infection pollutions of dermatophytes existing in the soil of Babol Medical University’s Hospitals have been investigated. Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on the soil of Hospital yard during 3 months. Fifteen plates of soil from each hospital were collected for culture on Sabouraud dextrose agar supplemented with chloramphenicol and cycloheximide media. Results: In the soil of Beheshti Hospital and Marzi Kola Hospital, Cunnighamella sp., in Yahya nejad Hospital, Amir Kola Hospital and Fatemeh Zahra Hospital M. gypseum and in Shahid Rajaii Hospital, Aspergillus niger were the most species. Conclusion: In this research, the most detected species in the soil was Cunnighamella, M. gypseum and A. niger can cause human ringworm, mucormycosis, aspergillosis and so on.

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