Wednesday , 19 June 2024

A Study of Superficial Mycosis in Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Dr. K. Parameswari1, Dr. V. Manjula*2
1Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, A. P, India- 520009.
2Senior Resident, Department of Microbiology, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, A.P, India-520009.

The present study was done to know the profile of etiological agents causing superficial mycosis, in patients attending the skin Department of our hospital. Direct microscopy by KOH mount and culture was undertaken to isolate the fungal pathogens. 107 out of 150 cases(71.3%) were positive by direct microscopy and 85 were culture positive among 150 cases. Males were affected more (65.3%) than females (34.7%). The commonest age group involved was 31-40 yrs. Tinea corporis was the most common clinical presentation.(30%-45 cases). Dermatophytes were most commonly isolated agents(57.6%,49 cases) among which Trichophyton rubrum was the most common (21 isolates).Non dermatophytes isolated include non dermatophyte moulds(21.3%), candida sps (17.6%) and malassezia sps (3.5%). It was concluded that along dermatophytes, non dermatophyte fungi are also emerging as important causes of superficial mycosis.
Keywords: Superficial mycosis, Dermatophytes, Trichophyton rubrum, Tinea corporis.

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