|Year : 1996 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 210--212
Clinicomicrobiological aspects of tinea cruris in Madras
S Mahendra Raja, Thangam Menon
Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences,Taramani, Madras - 600113, India
A total of 242 patients with clinically diagnosed tinea cruris were screened and 181 (74.7 %) were found to be positive in culture for dermatophytes. 93.9% of infections were caused by Trichophyton spp., of which 58.4% were Trichophyton rubrum, 5.5% were Epidermophyton floccosum, 3.8% were Trichophyton tonsurans and we had a single isolate of Microsporum gypseum complex.Incidence of tinea cruris was higher in males (95.6%) than in females (4.4%). 45% of the cases were recurrent and 38% of cases were chronic tinea cruris . Three patients had granulomatous lesion. Zoophilic Τ mentagrophytes was the major aetioiogic agent isolated from all the 3 cases of granulomatous tinea cruris.
Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences,Taramani, Madras - 600113
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