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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 342--345

Clinicomycological study of tinea capitis in desert district of Rajasthan

1 Department of Dermatology, Dr Sampurnanand Medical College, Jodhpur, India
2 Departments of STD and Leprology and Microbiology, Dr Sampurnanand Medical College, Jodhpur, India

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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 (39.5%) 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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