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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 2221-2225
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.259


Clinical and Species Profile of Dermatophytosis in Tertiary Healthcare Centre
A. Deepasri1, P.K. Uma Maheswari* and V. Mangayarkarasi
Department of Microbiology, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Kattankulathur- 603203, Chennai, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Dermatophytosis is the major health problem in worldwide. The three genera of dermatophytes are Microsporum, Trichophyton and Epidermophyton. Among them, Trichophyton spp are the predominant ones causing infection and also associated with recurrence and resistance to antifungal therapy. The dermatophytic infections affect all age groups. The primary aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of dermatophytosis in SRM MCH & RC between JAN 2017- JAN 2018. This study also aims to study the trend of infections in the adult and paediatric age groups and to observe whether there is any impact of seasonal variation in the distribution of infections. A total of 345 samples were collected from clinically suspected dermatophytosis. Direct microscopy by KOH and culture on SDA with and without antibiotics, and DTM were done. Of 345 samples collected, 36% were KOH positive and 51.9% were culture positive. More number of cases was observed in the age groups of 16–30 followed by 30-45 years. Males were more affected compared to females. Tinea corporis was the most common clinical presentation followed by T. cruris. Trichophyton mentagrophytes (58.06%) was the predominant isolate and then Trichophyton rubrum.


Keywords: Dermatophytosis, Tinea, Trichophyton, Dermatophytes test medium (DTM), Prevalence
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Deepasri, A., P.K. Uma Maheswari and Mangayarkarasi, V. 2018. Clinical and Species Profile of Dermatophytosis in Tertiary Healthcare Centre.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 2221-2225. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.259