The clinical study of dermatophytosis in a tertiary care hospital of konkan region, Maharashtra

Authors : Hanamant G Bobade, U Ketan Raju, Anil Mishra

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijced.2021.059

Volume : 7

Issue : 4

Year : 2021

Page No : 315-319

Introduction: Dermatophytes are aerobic fungi that produce proteases that digest keratin and allows colonization, invasion and infection of the stratum corneum of the skin, the hair shaft, and the nail.
Materials and Methods: This study was an attempt on the part of the author to find out the incidence and various clinico-epidemiological characteristics of Dermatophytosis in skin OPD of Tertiary care Hospital, B.K.L.W.R.M.C., Dervan.
Results: The study was carried on 2444 patients of Dermatophytosis attending the OPD, out of which 49.79% of the cases were Tinea Cruris (TC). The age group of 11-20 years showed maximum prevalence of Dermatophytosis (22.17%). 58% of the patients had diffuse lesions. Body involvement was seen in 87% of cases. Itching was the most common condition associated with Dermatophytosis. 35% of the patients reported with family history of Tinea Cruris.
Conclusion: Circumscribed variety of TC was found to be most common variant mostly observed in 2and 4 decade, with a male preponderance. Groin was the most common site with multiple lesions. Nail changes was most commonly associated with TC.

Keywords: Dermatophytosis, Tinea Cruris, Tinea Corporis, Tinea Faciei, Tinea Incognito, Konkan Region

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