• Arthi R.
  • Madumathi P.
  • D. Arvind Prasanth Medical Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, School of Bioscience, Periyar University, Salem 636011


Objective: The objective of this study was to isolate and identify the dermatophytic infected patients attending Perunduarai IRT Medical College and Hospital, Erode.

Methods: The samples of skin, nail and hair from patients having the sign of superficial mycoses were gathered over a period of one year. The clinical material was examined microscopically by KOH mount and the culture was done on Sabouraud dextrose agar, Potato dextrose agar Dermatophyte test agar medium and incubated at 28-30 °C.

Results: The demographic data shows that the men (82%) were highly susceptible to the infection; the infected age group is between 15-30 y (74%). In that students, (28%) were highly exposed to Tinea corporis and Tinea cruris infection.

Conclusion: The results of the study suggested that the preliminary information on the prevalence and distribution of dermatophytes in the area of sampling. So the knowledge of the efficient screening, management, reduction and treatment of the dermatophytic infection should be fruitful in the future.

Keywords: Skin, KOH mount, Dermatophyte test medium (DTM), Tinea cruris


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How to Cite

R., A., M. P., and D. A. Prasanth. “CLINICO – MYCOLOGICAL PROFILE OF DERMATOPHYTIC INFECTIONS”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 8, no. 4, Apr. 2016, pp. 396-7,



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