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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 115-117

Mycological study of tinea corporis & tinea cruris in Ahmedabad

(Derm & Ven), 159, General Hospital C/O 56 APO

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PK Kar
(Derm & Ven), 159, General Hospital C/O 56 APO

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ABSTRACT: Out of 112 cases examined, 57 were suffering from tinea corporis and 55 cases had tinea cruris. 76 were male and 36 were females. The commonest age group affected was between 20 to 30 years. Out of total 112 cases, 59 (52.6 percent) gave positive culture 88 (78.5 percent) cases were positive by smear examination in 10 percent KOH. Trichophyton rubrum was the commonest pathogen isolated in 43 (38.3 percent) cases followed by Candida albicans in 8 (7.1 percent) and Trichophyton mentagrophytes in 4 (3.5 percent) cases.

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