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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 3220-3227
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.384


Clinicomycological Profile of Superficial Fungal Infections Caused by Dermatophytes in a Tertiary Care Centre of North India
Nidhi Negi*, Vibha Tripathi, Reshmi Chanda Choudhury, Jitendra Singh Bist, Neeti Kumari and Iva Chandola
Department of Microbiology, SGRRIM & HS Patel Nagar, Dehradun, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Uttrakhand has a humid climate for most of the year and also receives heavy rainfall during monsoons. Thus the environmental conditions are conducive for the development of superficial mycoses. The present study was carried out to know the prevalence of superficial fungal infection caused by dermatophytes and to speciate them which may help to control the infection. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of superficial fungal skin infections caused by dermatophytes, to study the clinic-mycological pattern and to speciate the isolated ones using standard mycological tests. This was a prospective study carried out over a period of one year from June 2014 to May 2015. Samples were obtained from patients who attended the dermatology department of SGRRIM&HS, Patel nagar Dehradun. Sample included skin scraping (91.34%) followed by nail scraping or clipping (6.7%) and plucked hair (1.9%). these were subjected to direct microscopy and culture. Out of total 104 clinically diagnosed cases of superficial fungal infection, 57 (54%) samples were positive by direct microscopy and culture. 87 (83%) were culture positive out of which 40 (45.9%) grew dermatophytes and 47 (54%) grew non dermatophytes. In our study non dermatophytes grew more in number as compared to dermatophytes but the difference was not statistically significant P value 0.87. Dermatophytes are assuming greater significance both in developed and developing countries particularly due to the advent of immunosuppressive drugs and diseases like AIDS. Knowing their clinicomycological pattern may help somewhere in prevention as well as diagnosing this infection.


Keywords: Superficial fungal infections, Dermatophytes, Tertiary care.
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Nidhi Negi, Vibha Tripathi, Reshmi Chanda Choudhury, Jitendra Singh Bist, Neeti Kumari and Iva Chandola. 2017. Clinicomycological Profile of Superficial Fungal Infections Caused by Dermatophytes in a Tertiary Care Centre of North India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 3220-3227. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.384