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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16--18

Effect of socio - Economic status on the prevalence of dermatophytosis in MADRAS


1 Department of Microbiology, Dr ALMPGIBMS, Taramani, Madras-600 113, India
2 Department of Dermatology (Skin Mycology), Madras Medical College, Madras-600 00, India

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Thangam Menon
Department of Microbiology, Dr ALMPGIBMS, Taramani, Madras-600 113
India
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PMID: 20952864

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A total of 462 patients living in varying socio-economic conditions were screened for tinea infection. 372/462 (70.7%) were found to be culture positive for dermatophytes. Trichophyton rubrum was the most frequently isolated dermatophyte. 35% of the infected cases were from the very low income group (group-I), 34.2% from low income group (group-II), 23.3% from middle income group (group-III) and 1.8% from moderately rich group (group-IV). Recurrent, chronic and extensive dermatophytosis were found to be most common in group-I (20.3%) and group-II (17.8%), whereas localized infections were common in group-IV (66.6%) and group-III (65.7%). Recurrence chronicity were more frequent in tinea cruris and tinea corporis. The present study suggests that group-I and group-II may be the likely reservoirs of human ringworm infections in Madras






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