Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 6 No. 1

Clinicomycological Study of Dermatophytosis in Tertiary Care Hospital

G.K. Mangala¹, N.R. Chandrappa¹ and V. Vijayanath²

¹Department of Microbiology, J.J.M. Medical College, Davanagere - 577 004, India. ²Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Davangere - 577 005, India.

Received on 15 April 2011 and accepted on 04 June 2011



Dermatophytosis refers to superficial fungal infection of keratinized tissue caused by Dermatophytes. Although common, its severity should not be underestimated as it can cause great disability and disfigurement. The present study was undertaken with clinico-mycological profile of dermatophytic infection, prevalence of various species, co-relation between site of involvement and causative agent and to compare KOH smear positivity with culture positivity. A total of 200 clinically diagnosed cases of dermatophytosis were subjected to microscopy with 10%KOH, fungal culture and further identification. Out of 200 cases, Tinea corporis 89 cases (44.5%) was the commonest clinical presentation followed by Tinea cruris. Common species isolated was Trichophyton rubrum 86(65.2%) followed by Trichophyton mentagrophytes 28(21.2%)

Keywords : Dermatophytosis, Cutaneus, fungal infection, Tinea corporis, Tinea cruris, Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes.