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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 2718-2725
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.320


Clinico Mycological Study of Onychomycosis in Tertiary Care Centre of Maharashtra, India
Smita Kulkarni1, Jayshree Bhakre2* and A.S. Damle2
1Department of Microbiology, MGM Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
2Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Fungal infections of skin and its appendages are more prevalent in India due to favourable climatic conditions like temperature and humidity. Onychomycosis is chronic fungal infection of fingernails and toenails. A variety of fungi cause onychomycosis. Dermatophytes are predominant pathogens but yeasts and non dermatophyte moulds may also be implicated. Due to importance of high prevalence rate of onychomycosis this study was conducted. In the present study 100 patients suspected of onychomycosis were examined. Diagnosis of onychomycosis was based on the patient’s history, physical examination, microscopy and culture of nail specimens. Higher incidence was noted in males (71%) than females (29%). Distal lateral subungual onychomycosis (DLSO) was the commonest clinical pattern found in 69% of patients followed by total dystrophic onychomycosis (TDO) found in 17% cases. Direct microscopy of the nail clippings in 20% KOH solution was positive in 61% and culture was positive in 54% cases. The common etiological agent was dermatophytes (79.6% cases) followed by non dermatophyte moulds (11.1% cases) and yeasts (9.2% cases). Although onychomycosis is not life threatening, it can cause a significant negative impact on the quality of life of infected patients.


Keywords: Onychomycosis, Fungal infections, Dermatophytes, Moulds.
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Smita Kulkarni, Jayshree Bhakre and Damle, A.S. 2017. Clinico Mycological Study of Onychomycosis in Tertiary Care Centre of Maharashtra.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 2718-2725. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.320