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IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases

Clinico-Mycological profile of Dermatophytes in Vijayapur, Karnataka

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Author Details: Sayeda Yasmeen Khadri, Savita Koregol, Sayed Yunus Khadri, B.S. Patil

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-4761

Print ISSN : 2581-4753

Article First Page : 75

Article End Page : 78


Introduction: Dermatophytosis is common superficial mycoses affecting human beings. Dermatophytes presents with inflammatory response, intense itching and lesion of cosmetic importance. This study aimed at isolation, identification and clinical presentation of dermatophytes.
Materials & Methods: Our study was carried over for one year. Causative organisms were detected by microscopy and culture. Clinically suspected 80 cases of dermatophytosis were taken into consideration for study.
Results: This work was carried on 80 clinically diagnosed cases of dematophytosis. Tinea corporis was common clinical presentation with 46 cases (57.5%). Out of 80 cases clinically diagnosed dematophytoses males were more in number 44(55%) compared to female 36(45%). Out of 80 cases of dermatophytosis 44(55%) showed fungal elements in direct microscopy (KOH) and 35(43.75%) showed growth in culture. Trichophyton rubrum was the commonest isolate 22(62.85%) identified.
Conclusion: This study shows the tinea corporis as the common clinical type. Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophyte as the most noted isolates with male preponderance. This study helps us to know the importance of mycological examination of dermatophytoses, for proper treatment and also for epidemiological studies.

words: Dermatophytosis, Tinea, Trichophyton, Dermatophyte, KOH