Clinico Mycological Study of Dermatophytosis in a Coastal Area
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Lal S, Rao SR, Dhandapani R. Clinico Mycological Study of Dermatophytosis in a Coastal Area. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1983;49:71-75
AbstractClinico-mycological features of one hundred patients suffering from tinea cruris are reported. Ninety two per cent are males and 79% are in the age group of 11-39 years. Involvement of axillae is seen in four penile involvement in five patients. 'Twenty-eight patients have tinea corporis and nine tinea vesicolor also. Seventy seven patients show isolation of dernm-tophytes by culture. The commonest species of dermatophytes is Trichophyron rubrum (57.1%) followed by T. mentagraphytes (31.20/o), Epidermophyton floccosum (6.5%), T. violaceum (3.9%) and T. verrucosum (1.3%). The findings are discussed.