The aim of this study was to conduct a survey of the fungal species associated with COVID-19 viral infection in 150 patients who were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) in Al-Diwaniyah Teaching Hospital in Al-Diwaniyah City, Iraq, for a five-month period from October 2021 to February 2022. The results indicated the dominance of Candida spp. over the rest of the isolated fungal species, with 97 isolates (64.66%). Aspergillus spp., with 15 isolates (10%), came in second. Rhizopus sp. with 2 isolates (1.33%). Then with 1 isolate (0.66%) for each of Penicillium sp., Coccidiodes sp., and Rhodotorula sp., Also, results show that the male has a higher percentage than the female (54.9%) and co-infections with fungi were more common in the 60–69 age group then in the 70–79 age group (34% versus 24%, respectively). Taking a deeper look at the patients' medical histories, it was shown that fungal co-infection was more prevalent in those with chronic sickness than in those without chronic disease (55.66% versus 43.14%, respectively).
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Neeran Obied Jasim, Mohammed Mudhafar Habeeb Alkhuzaie. Fungal Infections (FI) Associated with Covid-19. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(2):698-2. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00119
Neeran Obied Jasim, Mohammed Mudhafar Habeeb Alkhuzaie. Fungal Infections (FI) Associated with Covid-19. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(2):698-2. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00119 Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2023-16-2-38
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