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A preliminary survey of dermatomycoses in Bangalore

Indira, PU and Sirsi, M and Krishnamurthi, N (1971) A preliminary survey of dermatomycoses in Bangalore. In: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section B, 74 (4). pp. 174-184.

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Clinical and mycological investigations were made on 225 cases of suspected dermatomycoses. Of these, 102 were microscopically positive. But only 63 were culturally positive, and these are analysed here with regard to clinical patterns and aetiological species, age, sex and occupational incidence and susceptibility to griseofulvin in vitro. As in most other parts of India, Trichophyton rubrum was the dominant species. A high proportion of Epidermophyton floccosum was an unusual feature seen. Of the clinical types, tinea cruris was the most common. The isolates were sensitive to griseofulvin at low concentrations of 1 to 5 μg per ml of agar medium, E. floccosum being the most sensitive.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Section B
Publisher: Springer
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2010 07:50
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2018 14:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/28338

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