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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 4 Issue 2 April-June 2018

Original Articles

Analysis Of Superficial Fungal Infection In Study Population- A Clinical Study
Mukesh Kumar Bansal, Bhawna Kapoor

Introduction- There is variety of skin infection affecting large amount of population. Fungal infection, bacterial and viral infections are common among different age groups. The present study was conducted to assess the cases of fungal infection in study population. Materials & Methods- The present study was conducted on 580 cases of fungal infection of both genders. General information such as name, age, gender, location and types of fungal infection was noted. In all patients, clinical examination was done and to confirm the diagnosis scrapping were taken which were fixed with 10- 20% KOH culture in Sabouraud Dextrose Agar with chloramphenicol. Results- Out of 580 cases, males were 220 and females were 360. The difference was non- significant (P- 0.5). 150 males and 260 females had candidiasis, 50 males and 70 females had dermatophytic infection and 20 males and 30 females had tinea versicolor infection. The difference was significant (P- 0.05). Maximum cases were seen in age group 20- 30 years (males- 110, females- 230) followed by 30- 40 years (males- 50, females- 60), 11- 20 years (males- 35, females- 40). The difference was significant (P- 0.01). Conclusion- Author found that superficial fungal infections are commonly seen in females and age group 20- 30 years had maximum number of cases. Key words- Candidiasis, Fungal infection, Superficial

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