Study of Sleep Disorders in Patients Attending Psychiatry OPD at Tertiary Care Centre of Maharashtra
International Journal of Contemporary Medicine
Journal homepage: http://www.ijcmas.com Dermatophytes are keratinophilic fungus that infects skin, hair and nails. They belong to the genera Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton. Some infections are caused by non dermatophytic filamentous fungi which are often resistant to treatment used for infections caused by dermatophytes. Hence this study was taken up to isolate and identify the causative agents of dermatophytosis and guide in the institution of proper therapy. Methods: All skin,
... ethods: All skin, hair and nail samples from suspected cases of Dermatophytosis were processed according to the standard microbiological procedures. Results: Dermatophytosis was more common in males aged 21-30 years. Trichophyton mentagrophytes (T. mentagrophytes) was the most common isolate, followed by Trichophyton rubrum (T. rubrum) and Trichophyton tonsurans (T. tonsurans). Around 25% of the isolates were non dermatophytes like Scopulariopsis brevecaulis, Aspergillus species, Fusarium species and Acremonium species. Dermatophytic infections take a long time to diagnose and treat. It is only by culture, we can achieve the definitive identification of the infecting fungus. This is especially important in cases of nail and skin infections caused by non dermatophytic filamentous fungi which are often resistant to therapy caused by dermatophytic infections. In addition, isolation of the fungus will help in differentiating it from other skin conditions like Dermatitis and Psoriasis.