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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 762-765
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.092


Study of Clinico-Mycologic Profile and Antifungal Susceptibility Pattern of Dermatophytic Infection in the North-Western Zone of Rajasthan
Mukesh Kumar, Taruna Swami*, Sanju Pannu, Shyama Datt and Ravindra Kumar   
Department of Microbiology, Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner-334001 Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Dermatophytoses broadly includes superficial fungal infection of skin, hair and nail. In India dermatophytic infection are very common superficial fungal infections due to hot and humid climate in most of the part of country. A study was planned to find clinico-mycological profile of dermatophytic infection in our arid zone along with study of predisposing factors and to find out species commonly involved. To guide the clinician regarding therapeutic options antifungal susceptibility was carried out. Prospective study was carried out on 100 patients of suspected dermatophytoses attending our tertiary care institute. Skin scrapings and nail clipping were taken and subjected to KOH mount and culture on SDA agar, fungus was identified and antifungal susceptibility was carried out by microbroth dilution method as per CLSI recommendations. Total of 100 samples, 92 were KOH positive and 8 were KOH negative. 80 samples found positive for fungus by culture and T. mentagrophyte (26) was prime isolate followed by T. rubrum (18), T. interdigitale (11) and T. verrucosum (3) isolates were sensitive to Itraconazole (61) followed by Terbinafine (59), Fluconazole (58) and Griseofulvin (55). Most of the Indian studies have shown that dermatophytoses are more prevalent in Southern and Eastern part of country however no study on dermatophytoses with their antifungal sensitivity was available in this part of country hence study had shown that dermatophytoses is prevalent in this part of country.


Keywords: Dermatophytoses, Tinea, Trichophyton, Antifungal susceptibility
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Mukesh Kumar, Taruna Swami, Sanju Pannu, Shyama Datt and Ravindra Kumar. 2018. Study of Clinico-Mycologic Profile and Antifungal Susceptibility Pattern of Dermatophytic Infection in the North-Western Zone of Rajasthan.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 762-765. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.092