Comparison of the contamination rates of culture media used for isolation and identification of dermatophytes

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GUMRAL R., Dogen A., İLKİT M. M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.45, no.3, pp.587-592, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1405-77
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.587-592
  • Keywords: Aspergillus, ITS sequencing, laboratory diagnosis, molds, Penicillium, Trichoderma, BORELLIS-LACTRITMEL AGAR, TRICHOPHYTON-RUBRUM, DIFFERENTIATION, MENTAGROPHYTES, CONIDIATION, DIAGNOSIS, SAMPLES, FUNGI


Background/aim: Mycological media that promote spore production are essential for the diagnosis of dermatophytosis. However, these culture media frequently become contaminated by multiple fungal or bacterial species during culture. The aim of this study was to compare the contamination rates of 6 culture media used for the isolation and identification of dermatophytes, including Borelli's lactritmel agar (BLA), brain-heart infusion agar (BHIA), Lowenstein-Jensen agar (LJA), malt extract agar (MEA), potato dextrose agar (PDA), and Sabouraud glucose agar (SGA).