International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Microbiology | India | Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020


Study of Dermatophytosis in Tinea Cruris Patients Attending OPD of Dermatology & V.D. Department at Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital Lucknow, Integral University-Uttar Pradesh

Piyush Kumar, Manzoor Ahmed Thoker, Mohammad Asad Haroon, Sharique Ali


Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Dermatophytosis are a superficial zymosis, observed as ringworm, spread easily by direct contact from infected humans or through fomites are common and located world-wide with higher prevalence in tropical countries. Tinea cruris include infection of the (Groin area) genital, pubic, and perianal area, more common in men (due to scrotum) than in women. Complain of burning and pruritus frequently seen in patients with this infection. OBJECTIVE: To isolate the dermatophytes responsible for causing tinea cruris in inpatients and outpatients attending IIMS & R. Also study the demographic profile of patients with Tinea Cruris at IIMS & R Lucknow. METHODS: Skin scraping was mounted in fresh 10 % KOH and observed under 40x for fungal elements. All samples were cultured in Sabouraud Dextrose Agar with cycloheximide and chloramphenicol, incubated at both 250C and 370C for 21 days. Isolated fungus were mounted with LPCB and observed under high power; the isolates that the morphology won’t clear in LPCB, subjected to slide culture technique. RESULTS: A total of 86 cases of clinically diagnosed Tinea cruris (74M & 12 F) were included during this study, 63 were found KOH Positive and 34 were found culture positive. Out of 34 culture positive patients, 24 were having dermatophytosis (20M & 4F), 10 were non-dermatophytic molds. The most number of patients of dermatophytosis affected between 15-34 years (58.3 %), followed by age group 35-55 years (33.3 %), and rest in 1-14 year (8.2 %). CONCLUSION: Previously T. rubrum was the foremost prevalent organism whereas, during this current epidemic, T. mentagrophyte is isolated because the most typical species. This could be a possible reason for recurrent and recalcitrant dermatophytosis. Study data shows that age group 15-34yr is most vulnerable for Dermatophyte infection.


Keywords: Dermatophyte Tinea Cruris


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020,


Pages: 1631 - 1636


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Piyush Kumar, Manzoor Ahmed Thoker, Mohammad Asad Haroon, Sharique Ali, "Study of Dermatophytosis in Tinea Cruris Patients Attending OPD of Dermatology & V.D. Department at Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital Lucknow, Integral University-Uttar Pradesh", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SR201022155000, Volume 9 Issue 10, October 2020, 1631 - 1636

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