NON DERMATOPHYTIC FUNGAL INFECTIONS AMONGST THE DERMATOPHYTOSIS - A HOSPITAL BASED STUDY

  • Balram Ji Omar UP Rural Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Saifai, Etawah
  • P Agnihotri Microbiology, CSJMU University, Kanpur
  • R C Pande Microbiology,UP Rural Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Saifai, Etawah
  • G C Upadhyay Microbiology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India
  • S Sakhuja Microbiology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India
  • S K Arora Skin & VD, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India.

Abstract

Background: Dermatophytosis is a major public health problem in tropical and subtropical countries. Methods: 100 clinically suspected cases of dermatophytosis were subjected to mycological examination with microscopy and culture using 10% KOH and Sabouraud’s dextrose Agar(SDA)and Dermatophyte test medium(DTM). Results: Direct microscopy revealed fungal elements in 49% cases and 55% were positive on culture and included all cases positive by KOH. Commonest age group affected was between 21-40 years and males outnumbered females 2.2:1. Among 55% positive cases; 65.5% were non dermatophytic molds (NDMs) or fungi and 34.5% were dermatophytes. Among the NDMs the isolated species were Aspergillus niger (14.5% ), Aspergillus flavus (18.2%), Candida albicans (12.7%), Candida tropicalis (5.5%), Fusarium spp (7.3% ), Mucor spp. (5.5%) and Acremonium spp. (1.8%). Conclusion:: The isolated NDMs are to be evaluated as primary pathogen causing dermatophytosis in absence of any underlying predisposing factor and need to be considered important for treatment as to reduce the morbidity and psychological stress among such patients

Author Biographies

Balram Ji Omar, UP Rural Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Saifai, Etawah
HOD & Associate Professor, Microbiology, UP Rural Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Saifai, Etawah
P Agnihotri, Microbiology, CSJMU University, Kanpur
Research Assistant, Microbiology, CSJMU University, Kanpur
R C Pande, Microbiology,UP Rural Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Saifai, Etawah
Ex Professor & Head, Microbiology,UP Rural Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Saifai, Etawah
G C Upadhyay, Microbiology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India
Head & Professor, Microbiology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India
S Sakhuja, Microbiology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India
Professor, Microbiology,GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India
S K Arora, Skin & VD, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India.
Professor & Head, Skin & VD, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India.
Published
2013-05-09
How to Cite
OMAR, Balram Ji et al. NON DERMATOPHYTIC FUNGAL INFECTIONS AMONGST THE DERMATOPHYTOSIS - A HOSPITAL BASED STUDY. Indian Journal of Community Health, [S.l.], v. 25, n. 1, p. 34-38, may 2013. ISSN 2248-9509. Available at: <http://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/295>. Date accessed: 21 aug. 2017.
Section
Original Article

Keywords

Dermatophytosis; NDMs; Fusarium spp