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A comparative analysis of fungal species isolated from skin, nail and hair of patients attending dermatology OPD

Volume No : (2016) Volume: 04 Issue : 21 Year : 2016 Page No: 155-159

Authors : Suganthi M, Thenmozhivalli, Thyagarajan Ravinder, Selvi, Dillirani, Anand

Abstract :

The skins and related infections it can be occur very commonly in general population. Usually among all other kind of microbes the fungal is effective to attack on skin. The common cause of skin infections are dermatophytes and opportunistic fungi. Aim of this study was to isolate and identify the fungal species from clinical samples from patients. Clinical samples from 170 patients were subjected to potassium hydroxide (KOH) examination and culture isolation; causative agents were identified microscopically. Out of 170 specimens, 42 specimens were both KOH and culture positive. Dermatophytes were isolated in 60 specimens. T. rubrum was the most common isolate. The study identified different dermatophytes in skin, nail and hair.

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