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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 221-223

Clinico-Mycological Study Of Superficial Fungal Infection In Children In An Urban Clinic In Kolkata

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Joyashree Nath Barbhuiya

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Seventy children up to the age of 12 years who were suffering from dermatophytosis, candidiasis or pityriasis versicolor were studied clinically and mycologically. Dermatophytosis was the major group, which constituted 52.86% of children. It was followed by candidiasis that constituted 40% of children and pityriasis versicolor was the least, being 7.14% of children. Amongst the clinical types of dermatophytosis, tinea capitis was the commonest (32.43%) followed by tinea corporis (27.03%). Candidial intertrigo was the commonest (42.86%) from of candidiasis, followed by diaper dermatitis (32.14%). Most susceptible age group was school going children. Peak incidence of infection was during the months of June to September. T rubrum was the commonest dermatophyte isolated in culture. C. albicans was the most common species of candida isolated in culture.

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