|Year : 1995 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 342--345
Clinicomycological study of tinea capitis in desert district of Rajasthan
G Kalla, B Begra, A Solanki, A Goyal, A Batra
The clinicomycological study was conducted on 200 cases of Tinea capitis in Jodhpur. Incidence of tinea capitis among superficial mycoses was 4.43 and male to female ratio being 1.8:1. Majority of patients were from urban area (88%) and positive family history of dermatophytoses was present in 29% of cases. Majority of patients attended hospital OPD from July to October (39.%%) and January to April (49%). Persons using mustard oil as hair applicant had single or less lesions as compared to individual using other oil. Endothrix involvement of hair was seen in 78% cases and Trichophyton violaceum was predominant fungus (88.5%) recovered on culture.
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