Indian J Med Microbiol 2006 Jul;24(3):212-5
Centre for Biotechnology, SPIC Sciences Foundation, Chennai - 600 032, Tamilnadu, India.
Mycoses 2008 Mar;51(2):155-60
Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, School of Medicine, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Qazvin, Iran.
Dermatophytosis is still being considered as one of the major public health problems in many parts of the world. To identify the prevalence and etiological agents of dermatophytoses, a study was carried out between 2004 and 2006. Out of 1023 subjects suspected to have cutaneous mycoses, 348 (34%) patients were affected with dermatophytoses. Read More
Nihon Rinsho 2008 Dec;66(12):2319-25
Department of Dermatology, Kanazawa Medical University.
Diabetic patients are known to be susceptible to infectious diseases including opportunistic fungal infections, such as mucocutaneous candidosis, dematiaceous fungal infection and cryptococcosis. Rapid and accurate diagnosis of these often life threatening fungal diseases is of clinical importance. In addition, skin diseases of the foot including tinea pedis are exacerbation factors of diabetic foot and management of such conditions are important to prevention of severe bacterial infections among these patients. Read More
J Dermatol 2007 Apr;34(4):248-53
Department of Microbiology, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, Delhi, India.
Dermatophytosis continues to be a worldwide problem, constituting a large bulk of cases attending the dermatology outpatient's department in tropical countries. Variable climatic conditions and multiple etiological agents, whose individual prevalence varies with time, prompted an attempt to define the current pattern and etiologic prevalence in our locality, and compare them with earlier studies from different centers. Of consenting patients clinically diagnosed to have superficial fungal infections, 1975 were investigated in the laboratory. Read More
Indian J Microbiol 2012 Jun 17;52(2):270-4. Epub 2011 Aug 17.
Laboratory of Mycology and Microbiology, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 302004 India.
The common cause of skin infections are dermatophytes and opportunistic fungi. Aim of present study is to find predominant etiological agent of dermatophytoses and to isolate various fungal agents from clinical samples of patients with different mycoses and Clinical samples from 260 patients were subjected to potassium hydroxide (KOH) examination and culture isolation; causative agents were identified macroscopically and microscopically. One hundred sixty three (62. Read More