Department of Microbiology, R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur-313001
P Murdia Department of Microbiology, R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur-313001
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ABSTRACT: A mycological study was carried out in 400 clinically suspected cases of dermatomycosis. Dermatophytes were found in 250 (62.5 percent) cases by direct microscopical examination and culture was positive in 325 (81.25 percent) cases. Five cases were found KOH Negative showed positive results on culture. The commonest clinical type found was tinea corporis (37.5 percent). This was followed by tinea cruris (25 percent), tinea capitis (22.5 percent), tinea pedis affected (11.25 percent) and tinea barbae (3.75 percent). The commonest etiological agent encountered was tricopyton rubrum (67.38 percent) followed by trichophyton mentagraphytes (23.01 percent), trichophyton violaceum (7.69 percent) epidermophyton flocossum (2.15 percent) and candida albicans (1.84 percent). Males were found to be more than females.