ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

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.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2012;6(1):493-495
© The Author(s). 2012
Received: 15/04/2011 | Accepted: 04/06/2011 | Published: 31/03/2012

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%)


Dermatophytosis, Cutaneus, fungal infection, Tinea corporis, Tinea cruris, Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes

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