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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-80

Incidence of dermatophytosis in Orissa

Department of Microbiology and skin & VD, M.K.C.G Medical College Berhampur, Orissa

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JC Mohanty
Department of Microbiology and skin & VD, M.K.C.G Medical College Berhampur, Orissa

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ABSTRACT: A mycological study was undertaken in 210 clinically suspected cases of dermatophytosis. Direct microscopy in 10 percent KOH solution was positive in 88 (41.90 percent) cases and culture was positive in 76 (36.19 percent) cases. Trichophyton rubrum was found to be the commonest aetiological agent (68.34 percent) followed by Trichophyton mentagrophytes (17.10 percent), trichophyton violaceum (11.84 percent) and Epidermophyton floccosum (2.63 percent). The most common clinical type was found to be tinea corporis (36.19 percent) followed by tinea cruris (26.66 percent). the infection was predominantly seen in the age group of 21-30 years belonging to socioeconomic status and males were more commonly affected than females.

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