| CLINICAL AND LABORATORY INVESTIGATIONS
|Year : 1981 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 84--87
Dermatomycoses in and Around Jamnagar
VC Poria, A Samuel, MK Acharya, SS Tilak
1 Three hundred clin ically diagnosed cases of dermatomycoses attending the skin out patients department, Irwin Group of Hospital, Jamnagar were studied mycologically. Dermatomycosis were found in 216 cases (72 percent) either by direct smear examination or by culture or by both. The commonest genus isolated was Trichophyton (79.7 per cent) followed by Candida (13.6 percent), Epidermophyton (4.2 per cent) and Microsporum (2.5 per cent). The commonest species isolated was T. rubrum followed by T. mentagrophytes, Candida albicans, T. violaceum, E floccosum, T. schonleini, T. verrucosum, M. gypseum and one strain each of T. tonsurans, T. concentricum, T.megnini and T. ferrugineum. Majority of the cases were adults. The male to female ratio was 4: 1. Most common clinical variety encountered was tinea cruris in males and tinea corporis in females. The prevalent clinical types in children were tinea capitis and tinea corporis; in adolescent and adults tinea cruris; and in older age grouptinea corporis. Maximum number of cases were seen in the month of July, while low incidence was recorded during January and February.
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