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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 493-501
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.806.056


Study of the Etiological Agents of Dermatophytosis in Patients Attending Dermatology Clinics of a Suburban Tertiary Care-centre in Western Maharashtra, India
Kalpana Angadi, Rabindranath Misra, Nikunja Kumar Das*, Shrea Kapoor and Shahzad Mirza
Department of Microbiology, Dr D Y Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune 18, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Dermatophytes are keratinophilic fungus that infects skin, hair and nails. They belong to the genera Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton. Some infections are caused by non dermatophytic filamentous fungi which are often resistant to treatment used for infections caused by dermatophytes. Hence this study was taken up to isolate and identify the causative agents of dermatophytosis and guide in the institution of proper therapy. Methods: All skin, hair and nail samples from suspected cases of Dermatophytosis were processed according to the standard microbiological procedures. Results: Dermatophytosis was more common in males aged 21-30 years. Trichophyton mentagrophytes (T.mentagrophytes) was the most common isolate, followed by Trichophyton rubrum (T.rubrum) and Trichophyton tonsurans (T tonsurans). Around 25% of the isolates were non dermatophytes like Scopulariopsis brevecaulis , Aspergillus species, Fusarium species and Acremonium species. Dermatophytic infections take a long time to diagnose and treat. It is only by culture, we can achieve the definitive identification of the infecting fungus. This is especially important in cases of nail and skin infections caused by non dermatophytic filamentous fungi which are often resistant to therapy caused by dermatophytic infections. In addition, isolation of the fungus will help in differentiating it from other skin conditions like Dermatitis and Psoriasis.


Keywords: Dermatophytosis, Dermatology, Keratinophilic fungus
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Kalpana Angadi, Rabindranath Misra, Nikunja Kumar Das, Shrea Kapoor and Shahzad Mirza. 2019. Study of the Etiological Agents of Dermatophytosis in Patients Attending Dermatology Clinics of a Suburban Tertiary Care-centre in Western Maharashtra.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 493-501. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.806.056