Volume 3, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Spring & Summer 1996)                   Avicenna J Clin Med 1996, 3(2): 0-0 | Back to browse issues page

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Objective: A survey of superficial cutaneous mycoses in the dermatologic department of Sina hospital from 1991-94, Hamadan of west Iran.

Population: Of patients coming to clinic who referred to laboratory.

Method of research: Information of the laboratory was used (retrospective study).

Results: of 15498 patients coming to clinic, 1562 (10%) cases suspected cutaneous mycoses. Among 559 (35.8%) patients were proved cases. Dermatophytosis (91.4%) was the commonest infection. Tinea capitis (62.4%) & T. Copropris (19.9%) were commonest dermatophytoses. Among dermatophytes isolated, Trichophyton verrucosum observed in 29.4% T. Schoenleinii 16.8% & Microsorum canis 11.2%. The majority (63.5%) of dermatophytosis were lived in the rural area. The major causative agent of ectothrix and favus types were T. verrusosum & T. schoeleinii respectively. The most cases (51.2%) of T. Captis occurred in age group of 5 to 9 years.

Cutaneous candidiasis was detected in form of onchymyocosis (4.2%) with female preponderance of 56.5%.

Conclusion: Firstly ; the most prevalent cutaneous mycoses in this study was dermatophytoses with tinea capitis preponderance.

Secondly; the main etiologic of ectothrix and favus types were Trichphyton verrucosum and Trinchophyton schoenleinii respectively. Thridly; thevast majority of dermatophytoses were lived in the rural areas.

Type of Study: Original |

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