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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(9): 540-548
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.509.060


Screening for Dermatophytosis and other Skin Infections in  Orphanages in and around Kalaburgi, India 
M.Ravish Kumar1*, Pavan Kumar2, Prashant Parandekar3, Rajhans Nagarkar4 and Praveen Kumar Doddamani5
1Assistant professor, Department of Microbiology, ESIC Medical College, Gulbarga, India
2MBBS Student, ESIC Medical College, Gulbarga, India
3Professor & HOD, Department of Microbiology, ESIC Medical College, Gulbarga, India
4Associate professor, Department of Microbiology, ESIC Medical College, Gulbarga, India
5Assistant professor, Department of Microbiology, ESIC Medical College, Gulbarga, India  
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Dermatophytosis is a common contagious skin disease caused by fungi known as Dermatophytes. Dermatophytosis is most common in tropical and subtropical countries. Kalaburgi is a district in Karnataka where the hot and humid climate favours the fungal infections. Dermatophytoses in orphans reflects the status of health hygiene and personal cleanliness of a community. The present study aimed at screening Dermatophytosis and evaluating the pattern of the same. 175 orphans were screened for dermatophytosis. Samples were collected with aseptic precautions and processed for KOH mount and fungal culture (Sabarauds dextrose agar and Dermatophyte test medium). The isolates were confirmed by performing LPCB mount. Among 175 orphans 6(3.42%) were positive by KOH mount and culture (Sabarauds dextrose agar& DTM) had 4(2.28%) positivity. The prevalence of other diseases such as Pityriasis alba, Tinea versicolor, Scabies and Pediculosis capitis were 6.8, 2.2, 12.5, 0.5% respectively. This study detects epidemiological pattern, predominant organism causing dermatophytosis and other skin infections in orphanages.


Keywords: Screening, dermatophytosis, orphanages,KOH mount and fungal culture.
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Ravish Kumar, M., Pavan Kumar, Prashant Parandekar, Rajhans Nagarkar and Praveen Kumar Doddamani. 2016. Screening for Dermatophytosis and other Skin Infections in Orphanages in and around Kalaburgi.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(9): 540-548. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.509.060