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A CLINICO-MYCOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF DERMATOPHYTIC INFECTIONS IN KOLHAPUR

Dr. Saba. Aziz. Mhate, Dr. Ranjit. V. Ranade


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Introduction-Dermatophytes are the most vital fungi due to their extensive involvement of population at large and their prevalence globally, especially in the tropical and subtropical nations like India. Material & methods-The present study is a cross sectional study, conducted on 110 patients with dermatophytic infection. KOH mount & fungal culture study was done to identify the causative dermatophyte in each case.Results- 75.45% of patients were males while 24.55% were females, 40.91% were in age group of 21 to 40 years, 27.27% were students and 32.73% were manual laborers. In this study 44.55% of Tinea Corporis and 19.09% of tinea cruris were the most commonly seen clinical variants followed by 11.81% of mixed type and 7.27% of Tinea Pedis. Family history was positive in 47.27% patients. 51.82% patients belonged to lower socioeconomic class, 27.27% to middle socioeconomic class & 20.91% to high socioeconomic. 66.36% of the cases were KOH positive while culture positivity was obtained only in 35.45%. Trichophyton Rubrum (25.45%) was the commonest species isolated followed by Trichophyton Mentagrophytes (7.27%). Conclusion:- In our study Tinea corporis was the most commonly seen variant andTrichophyton rubrum was the most common isolate. Most patients belonged to low socio-economic class. KOH positivity was more than culture positivity


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A CLINICO-MYCOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF DERMATOPHYTIC INFECTIONS IN KOLHAPUR, Dr.Saba.Aziz.Mhate, Dr.Ranjit.V.Ranade, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-4 | Issue-10 | October-2019


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