Effect of Fucusvesiculosus Algae on the Growth of Some Types of Fungi Isolated from the Mouth of Children with Oral Thrush Lesion
Keywords:Oral thrushlesion,candida sp, Fucusvesiculosus, alcoholic extract
Oral swab samples were collected from 120 children(ages between new born and 12 years). Samples were
collected from the pediatric department of Al-Rifai General HospitalAnd Al-Shatrah General Hospital and
Muhammad Al-Mousawi Children’s Hospital in Nasiriyah For the period from 24/2/2020 to 7/5/2020.The
number of samples that are positive for culture80 samples at a percentage of 66.67% Males 60% and females
40% ,Then, this study show that there were Four types of Candida. They are Candidaalbicans,C.krusei
,C.parapsilosis ,C.tropicalis .C. albicans was the most common type, with a percentage of 77.5%.The results
of the study showed that the highest incidence of oral thrush was among newborns. Whose age was less than
one year, and the incidence of this disease was among this age group. % 83.75.The study included testing
the inhibitory efficacy of the aqueous and alcoholic extracts of FucusvesiculosusAgainst four species, all
belonging to the genus Candida, using the Agar well Diffusion Method.It was found that the alcoholic
extract better than aqueous extract in effect on the isolated yeasts.
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