Publications by authors named "Newsha Hedayati"

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The first rare and fatal case of invasive aspergillosis of spinal cord due to in an Iranian child with chronic granulomatosis disease: review of literature.

Curr Med Mycol 2020 ;6(1):55-60

Department of Infectious Diseases, Children Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background And Purpose: Invasive aspergillosis (IA) of the central nervous system (CNS) is a devastating complication which is rarely reported in immunocompromised children. In this case presentation, we reported a rare and fatal IA with spinal cord involvement in a 10-year-old child with X-linked chronic granulomatosis disease (CGD).

Case Report: The child had a previous history of pulmonary tuberculosis. A cervical spine X-ray revealed the involvement of cervical vertebrae (T4/T5) and s causing spinal cord compression and epidural abscess The patient underwent a decompressive laminectomy and mass removal. The histopathology and culture results suggested IA. Despite the aggressive and prolonged therapy, he died within one year. was identified as the causative agent based on morphological and molecular studies.

Conclusion: This synopsis represents the aggressive behavior of infection caused by in the CGD patient.
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January 2020

Prevalence of specific immunoglobulin E and G against in patients with asthma.

Curr Med Mycol 2018 Dec;4(4):7-11

Invasive Fungi Research Centre, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

Background And Purpose: as a ubiquitous fungus can be found in the respiratory tract of the asthmatic and healthy people. The inhalation of spores leads to an immune response in individuals with asthma and results in the aggravation of the clinical symptoms. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of specific immunoglobulin E and G IgE and IgG) against in asthmatic patients.

Materials And Methods: This study was conducted on 200 consecutive patients with moderate to severe asthma referring to Masih Daneshvari hospital Tehran, Iran, from January 2016 to February 2018. Skin prick test (SPT) was performed in all subjects with allergens. Moreover, all patients underwent specific IgE testing for using Hycor method. Enzyme immune assay was applied to measure total IgE and specific IgG.

Results: According to the results, the mean age of the patients was 45.8 years (age range: 18-78 years). The mean levels of total IgE and specific IgE in asthmatic patients were obtained as 316.3 (range: 6-1300 IU/ml) and 1.5 (range: 0.1-61.3 IU/ml), respectively. Out of 200 patients, 27 (13.5%), 65 (32.5%), 22 (11.0%), and 86 (43.0%) cases had positive SPT, total IgE of > 417 IU/ml, specific IgE, and IgG, respectively. The level of these variables in patients with severe asthma were 16 (16.5%), 36 (37.1%), 15 (15.5%), and 46 (47.4%), respectively.

Conclusion: As the findings indicated, reactivity to is a remarkable phenomenon in asthmatic patients. It is also emphasised that the climatic condition may affect the positive rate of hypersensitivity to .
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December 2018

Fungal epidemiology in cystic fibrosis patients with a special focus on Scedosporium species complex.

Microb Pathog 2019 Apr 8;129:168-175. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Center of Expertise in Microbiology, Infection Biology and Antimicrobial Pharmacology, Tehran, Iran.

In this present study, for the first time, we evaluated the cystic fibrosis (CF) patients for the Scedosporium species and their antifungal susceptibility against eight antifungal agents. During one-year period, 90 Sputum samples were collected from Iranian CF patients. All samples were evaluated by direct microscopic examination, culture onto four different media including Malt extract agar, Inhibitory mold agar, Brain Heart Infusion and Scedo-Select III. The mold isolated fungi were identified by PCR-Sequencing of ITS and β-tubulin genes. In-vitro antifungal susceptibility was performed according to the Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) M38-A2 guidelines. Out of 90 CF patients, 47 (52.2%) were male. The age of the patients ranged from 1 to 34 years (median of 15.84 ± 7.41 years). Overall, 3 (3.3%) cases were positive for Scedosporium spp. of which two isolates were characterized as Scedosporium boydii and one isolate as S. ellipsoideum. Among Aspergillus genus, A. flavus (29.4%) was the most prevalent species followed by A. tubingensis (24.7%), A. niger (17.0%) and A. fumigatus (14.5%). The minimum effective concentration ranges of micafungin, anidulafungin, and caspofungin were 0.008-0.031 μg/mL, 0.0625-0.25 μg/mL, and 0.0625-0.25 μg/mL, respectively. All isolates of Scedosporium species showed high minimum inhibitory concentration to the triazoles tested, except voriconazole. Our results showed that A. flavus and Scedosporium species are the most prevalent molds isolated from CF patient populations in Iran. Our findings have also showed that Scedo-Select III can be used as a reliable culture media for isolation of Scedosporium spp. in clinical samples.
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April 2019

Burden of fungal infections in Iran.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2018 10 31;12(10):910-918. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Introduction: The number of fungal infections occurring each year in Iran is not known. As the burden of fungal disease is a measure used to assess and compare the relative impact of different type of fungal diseases on populations, we have estimated the burden of fungal diseases in Iran.

Methodology: We estimated the burden of human fungal diseases based on the specific populations at risk, existing epidemiological data in both local and international databases, and modelling previously described by the LIFE program (

Results: Among the population of Iran (79,926,270 in 2016), 6,670,813 (8.3%) individuals are estimated to suffer from a fungal infection each year. A total of 2,791,568 women aged between 15 and 50 years are estimated to suffer from recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis, annually. In addition, considering the 13.3% prevalence rate of tinea capitis in children, a total of 2,552,624 cases per year are estimated. The estimated burden of invasive aspergillosis in the 3 groups of patients with hematologic malignancy, lung cancer and chronic pulmonary obstructive disease was 6394 (8.0 per 100,000). The estimate for the burden of allergic disease related to fungi including allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, severe asthma with fungal sensitization and allergic fungal rhinosinusitis was 272,095 (340 per 100,000). Based on the 28,663 cases of HIV infection reported, an estimated 900 and 113 cases with pneumocystosis and cryptococcal meningitis are annually anticipated, respectively.

Conclusion: Our estimates indicate that the importance of fungal infections is high but overlooked in Iran, which warrants further actions by health care authorities.
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October 2018