Mycological air pollutions on different culture mediums in selected rooms of dermatology department. Part II
Rafał Ogórek , Katarzyna Kalinowska , Elżbieta Pląskowska , Eugeniusz Baran , Krzysztof Matkowski
AbstractIntroduction: Air in healthcare facilities has a very high concentration of pathogenic microorganism. This is exeptionally dangerous for patients with immunosuppression as a potential source of nosocomial infections. Microbiological monitoring of indoor air quality in health care institutions is important. Aim of the study: Aim of the study was evaluation of mycological air pollutions through determination of number of species and species asemblage founded in air of dermatology department using different culture mediums. Material and methods: Air samples from 8 selected rooms of dermatology department were taken with sampler Air Ideal 3P using four different culture mediums: PDA (Potato Dextrose Agar), MEA (Malt Extract Agar), Sabouraud Agar and Czapek-Dox Agar. Results: Mycological air pollution analysis shown that CFU (colony forming unit) values in 1m3 air were diverse for different culture mediums and in many cases obtained results had statistically significant differences. For PDA medium CFU values in 1m3 were from 133-450, for MEA 92-472, for Sabouraud Agar 100-386, for Czapek-Dox Agar 80-383. Conclusion: Use of different culture medium has influence on the species composition and quantity of fungi isolated from the air. However Czapek-Dox Agar can be useful for isolation of yeasts, including human pathogenic yeasts (Candida spp., Rhodotorula spp.). In studied rooms (laboratories, dirty room, corridor, dispensary) of dermatology department standards of mycological air pollution weren't exceeded for both accomodation and public use rooms.
|Other language title versions||Zanieczyszczenia powietrza grzybami na rożnych podłożach hodowlanych w wybranych pomieszczeniach kliniki dermatologicznej. Część II|
|Journal series||Mikologia Lekarska, ISSN 1232-986X, (B 5 pkt, Not active)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Air; Fungi; Pollutions|
|Language||en angielski , pl polski|
|Publication indicators||= 5; : 2011 = 0.254|
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