Geographic information system of fungal disease of Iran

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Shima Norouzi 1 , Abdolreza Salahi Moghadam 2 , Alireza Khoshdel 3 , Mahtab Nourifard 4 , seyyed amin ayatollahi mousavi 5 , *

1 Lecturer, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandarabbas, Iran, Andorra

2 Associate Professor, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandarabbas, Iran, Andorra

3 Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

4 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

5 Associate Professor, Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, Faculty of Medicine, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran, Andorra

How to Cite: Norouzi S, Salahi Moghadam A , Khoshdel A, Nourifard M , ayatollahi mousavi S A. Geographic information system of fungal disease of Iran, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2013 ; 11(4):e64968.

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Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 11 (4); e64968
Published Online: October 28, 2013
Article Type: Original Article
Received: July 21, 2013
Accepted: September 28, 2013

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Abstract

Background: It seems that ability of fungi for pathogenesis is an accidental phenomenon. In general speaking development of human mycosis, innately depends on immune response and environmental distribution. Fungal disease are important health problems in Iran and considering environmental background of fungi, mapping important fungal disease may facilitate control planning and may help generate roadmap for more researches. Materials and Methods: All available papers including domestic and international journal about fungal disease in Iran were studied in a systematic literature review, using Pubmed, Iranmedex, SID. All data were arranged in a database and mapping distribution of disease were conducted by using ArcGIS 9.3. Results: 25 maps show important mycosis in Iran. Some of them seem to be localized and have spatial pattern. Conclusions: Localization of reports on fungal disease may result from more developed diagnostic facilities or more prevalent of disease. Health system decision makers should note both these results, even by establishment of advanced Mycology laboratory or epidemiologic studies.

Keywords

Mycosis Iran Mapping Distribution

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