Candidiasis-Introduction, Types, Signs and Symptoms, Causative Agent, Laboratory Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Control, and Keynotes

Candida albicans growth on SDA after 2 days of incubation

Introduction Candidiasis is an infection caused by Candida fungi, commonly Candida albicans. These fungi naturally live on the skin and inside the body, like in the mouth, throat, gut, and vagina, without causing problems. However, if the environment inside the body changes or the immune …

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Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST): Introduction, Principle, Test Methods, Test Requirements, Procedure, and Result Interpretation, Application, and Keynotes

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST): Introduction, Principle, Test Methods, Test Requirements, Procedure, and Result Interpretation, Application, and Keynotes

Introduction Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) is a laboratory technique used to assess the effectiveness of antimicrobial agents, such as antibiotics, against specific microorganisms. The aim of AST is to determine the susceptibility or resistance of a microorganism to different antimicrobial drugs. This information is crucial …

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