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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89--91

Incidence of dermatophytosis of the penis and scrotum

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S Nitin Vora

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Clinical presence of dermatophytosis of the penis and scrotum has been studied in 256 patients with dermatophytosis elsewhere in the body. 54 patients showed the dermatophytosis of the penis and / or scrotum in total. Of these 9 patients had only tinea penis. 10 had only scrotal involvement while 24 had both. All the 54 patients had tinea cruris. Maximum (70.37%) patients belonged to 21-40 years age group among those who had dermatophytosis of the penis and / or scrotum. Trichophyton spp. was the commonest dermatophyte found on culture. Wives of the patients were free from any clinical sign or symptoms of the involvement of the genitalia.

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