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A Clinico-Mycological Study of Superficial Dermatophytes


Dutta, A. K., Maharana, J., Sinha, H.

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Dermatophytes commonly cause superficial dematoses, especially in children. Superficial tinea infections can vary widely in appearance, ranging from a single, small circular lesion with mild erythema and a scaling active border to multiple large areas of marked inflammation. Despite the variety in the morphological feature, the most common lesion of dermatophytes is an annular, ring like scaly patch; hence the name ring worm is given. Therefore, laboratory tests, particularly the potassium hydroxide slide preparation, are often necessary to establish the diagnosis. The culture becomes particularly important if the smear is negative but a superficial dermatosis is strongly suspected. Tinea capitis is frequently diagnosed only by culture. This work was planned to study the dermatophytes in patients those who are coming from this middle part of the country especially in Chhattisgarh state.


Infection, Samples, Culture, Laboratory Test, Diagnosis

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Dutta, A.K., Maharana, J., & Sinha, H. (2014). A Clinico-Mycological Study of Superficial Dermatophytes. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 138-142.

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