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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 280--283

Dermatophytoses in a desert district of Western Rajasthan

Department of Skin, STD and Microbiology, Dr Sampurnanad Medical College, Jodhpur, India

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G Kalla
Department of Skin, STD and Microbiology, Dr Sampurnanad Medical College, Jodhpur
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PMID: 20952989

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Clinico-mycological study of 250 cases of dermatophytoses was undertaken in a desert district of Western Rajasthan. Incidence of dermatophytoses in this area was 8.60% with tinea cruris (34.4%) as the major clinical type followed by tinea corporis (24..0%). Incidence of tinea capitis was 16.8% and 90% of those affected were in the age group of 0-10 years. Male preponderance was observed (M:F=2:1). There were 15 cases of tinea faciei (6%), majority belonging to 0-10 years age group. Trichophyton violaceum was isolated in majority (55.76%) from all clinical types followed by Trichophyton rubrum (42.3%).


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