Burden of serious fungal infections in Bangladesh.

TitleBurden of serious fungal infections in Bangladesh.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGugnani, HC, Denning, DW, Rahim, R, Sadat, A, Belal, M, Mahbub, MS
JournalEur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis
Date Published2017 Feb 04

In Bangladesh there are several published papers on superficial mycoses. Deep mycoses are also recognized as an important emerging problem. Here, we estimate the annual incidence and prevalence of serious fungal infections in Bangladesh. Demographic data were obtained from world population reports and the data on TB and HIV extracted from the online publications on tuberculosis in Bangladesh and Asia Pacific research statistical data information resources AIDS Data HUB. All the published papers on fungal infections in Bangladesh were identified through extensive search of literature. We estimated the number of affected people from populations at risk and local epidemiological data. Bangladesh has a population of ∼162.6 million, 31% children and only 6% over the age of 60 years. The pulmonary TB caseload reported in 2014 was 119,520, and we estimate a prevalence of 30,178 people with chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, 80% attributable to TB. An anticipated 90,262 and 119,146 patients have allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or severe asthma with fungal sensitization. Only 8,000 people are estimated to be HIV-infected, of whom 2900 are not on ART with a CD4 count

Alternate JournalEur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.
PubMed ID28161744