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Year : 2003  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 281-283

Profile of dermatophyte infections in Baroda

S Singh1, PM Beena2 
1 Department of Microbiology, Pramukh Swami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Baroda, India

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Introduction: This is an attempt to find the species prevalence of various dermatophytes in patients with dermatophytosis in our hospital in Baroda. Material and Methods: Two hundred and sixty clinically suspected cases of dermatophytosis were subjected to mycological studies. Results: One hundred and fifty seven cases (60.38%) were positive for fungus in direct microscopy while 116 (44.62%) were culture positive. Tinea corporis was the most common clinical presentation followed by tinea cruris. Young adults in the age group of 16-30 yrs were mainly affected. The male to female ratio was 1.57:1. Trichophyton rubrum (73.27%) was the most common isolate, followed by Trichophyton mentagrophytes (17.24%), Epidermophyton floccosum (7.75%) and Trichophyton violaceum (1.72%). Conclusion: Trichophyton rubrum was the predominant fungus found in this area of Gujarat, followed by Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum and Trichophyton violaceum.


How to cite this article:
Singh S, Beena P M. Profile of dermatophyte infections in Baroda .Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2003;69:281-283


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Singh S, Beena P M. Profile of dermatophyte infections in Baroda . Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2003 [cited 2019 Dec 6 ];69:281-283
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