• GAURAV SAXENA Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Ratlam (MP)
  • KALPANA SADAWARTE Department of Microbiology, People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Bhopal (MP)
  • MOHIT KULMI Department of Pharmacology, Government Medical College, Ratlam (MP)
  • ABHISHEK MEHTA Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Datia (MP)




Onychomycosis, Dermatophytes, KOH wet mount, Fungal culture


Objective: This study was undertaken to study the clinico-mycological profile of clinically suspected cases of onychomycosis in the region.

Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 65non-repetitive, clinically diagnosed cases of onychomycosis visiting Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy OPD of People’s Hospital, Bhopal were included. Nail clippings and scraping beneath the nails were taken from the affected sites. Collected specimens were subjected to standard mycological procedures.

Results: Males were more affected than females. The male to female ratio was 1.4:1. Distal and lateral subungual onychomycosis (DLSO) was the commonest clinical pattern. Out of the total 35 fungal culture isolates, dermatophytes (71.43%) were the most common. Among dermatophytes, Trichophyton rubrum and among non-dermatophytes, Candida spp. was the most common isolate.

Conclusion: Dermatophytes were the most common aetiological agent of onychomycosis in our study with Trichophyton rubrum as the most common isolate. This study also reveals the fact that nowadays, non, dermatophytes are increasingly isolated from cases of onychomycosis.


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How to Cite

SAXENA, G., K. SADAWARTE, M. KULMI, and A. MEHTA. “A STUDY OF PATTERN OF ONYCHOMYCOSIS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF CENTRAL INDIA”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 14, no. 5, May 2022, pp. 36-41, doi:10.22159/ijpps.2022v14i5.44465.



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