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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:4, April, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(4): 452-458

A Study of Nondermatophytic Dermatomycosis in Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
V. Manjula* and K. Parameswari
Department of Microbiology, Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was done to know the etiological role of Nondermatophytes in cases of dermatomycosis. The study was conducted on 150 suspected cases of superficial mycosis. Direct microscopy by KOH mount and culture was undertaken to isolate the fungal pathogens.107 out of 150 cases(71.3%) were positive by direct microscopy and 85 were culture positive among 150 cases. Males were affected more(65.3%) than females(34.7%).The commonest age group involved was 31-40 yrs. Tinea corporis was the most common clinical presentation.(30%-45 cases). Dermatophytes were most commonly isolated agents(57.6%,49 cases).Non dermatophytes were  isolated from 36 cases(42.4%) and  include non dermatophyte moulds (21.3%), candida sps(17.6%) and malassezia sps(3.5%).The nondermatophyte moulds were the majority among the nondermatophytes among which Aspergillus spp were the most common. Others include curvularia, fusarium, scopulariopsis etc. The candida species isolated were C.albicans, C.parapsilosis and C.krusei. Malassezia was isolated from three cases. It was concluded that along dermatophytes, non dermatophyte fungi are also emerging as important causes of superficial mycosis.

Keywords: Superficial mycosis, Dermatophytes, Non dermatophytes, Non dermatophyte moulds,
Candida, Malassezia.

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Manjula, V.,  and Parameswari, K. 2016. A Study of Nondermatophytic Dermatomycosis in Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(4): 452-458. doi:
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