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Clinico-mycological spectrum of dermatophytoses in Chennai

Volume No : (2015) Volume: 03 Issue : 20 Year : 2015 Page No: 750-753

Authors : Suganthi M, Anand. B. J, Thenmozhivalli, Selvi, Dillirani

Abstract :

Dermatophytes are common causes of skin, hair and nail infections and their clinic-mycological spectrum keeps changing with time and place. Aim: This prospective cross sectional study was conducted to analyse the clinical profile dermatophyte infections and dermatophytes causing them in Chennai. Methods: From 170 clinically suspected dermatophytosis patients not receiving antifungal were selected with consent and relevant history was collected. Skin scrapings/nail clippings/plucked hair samples were collected and subjected to 10% KOH and culture on Sabouraud dextrose agar with cycloheximide. Dermatophytes grown in culture were identified based on macroscopic and microscopic morphology, biochemical tests whenever required. Results and Conclusion: Onychomycosis and tinea corporis were commonest manifestations. Among the 170 patients, 60 patient samples were positive for dermatophytes. Trichophyton rubrum was the commonest organism responsible in this region

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