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Non- dermatophytes as emerging opportunistic causal agents of superficial mycoses at Balaghat (M.P)
S M Singh
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Singh S M, Barde A K. Non- dermatophytes as emerging opportunistic causal agents of superficial mycoses at Balaghat (M.P). Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1990;56:289-292
AbstractA clinico-mycological study of 75 suspected cases of superficial mycoses occurring at Balaghat (MP) was done. Out of these 51 cases were both KOH as well as culture positive. Among these 51 cases, 33 were of onychomycosis and in the rest of the cases either skin and/ or both nails were infected. Among the isolates recovered, 27 were of dermatophytes, 22 non- dermatophytes and 4 yeasts. Trichophyton rubrum was the only species recovered among dermatophytes. The most prevalent among non dermatophytes were Hendersonula toruloidea. Microascus cinereus, Fusarium solani. Trichosporon sp. Canadida Curvularia lunate, Chaetophoma dermo-unquis, Geosmithia putterilli. Eupenicillum pervum, Phialophora bubakii and Phoma multirostrata. The use of cycloheximide free medium is recommended in the isolation of non-dermatophyte aetiologic agent causing superficial mycoses.