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Year : 1983  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71--75

Clinico Mycological Study of Dermatophytosis in a Coastal Area

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Clinico-mycological features of one hundred patients suffering from tinea cruris are reported. Ninety two per cent are males and 79% are in the age group of 11-39 years. Involvement of axillae is seen in four penile involvement in five patients. 'Twenty-eight patients have tinea corporis and nine tinea vesicolor also. Seventy seven patients show isolation of dernm-tophytes by culture. The commonest species of dermatophytes is Trichophyron rubrum (57.1%) followed by T. mentagraphytes (31.20/o), Epidermophyton floccosum (6.5%), T. violaceum (3.9%) and T. verrucosum (1.3%). The findings are discussed.


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