Clinico-Epidemiological Profile of Dermatophyte Infections in Children at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Mathura

Clinico-Epidemiological Profile of Dermatophyte Infections in Children at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Mathura

  • Harsh Sharma Assistant Professor, K.D. Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Rakesh Kumar Chawla Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, K.D. Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
Keywords: Clinico-Epidemiological, Dermatophyte, Cutaneous, Tinea unguium

Abstract

Background: Dermatophytosis is one of the most common cutaneous fungal infections of public health concern affecting children, adolescents and adults. Thus, the present study was undertaken to assess the clinico-epidemiological profile of dermatophyte infections in children. Subjects and Methods: This study was conducted among 80 clinically suspected cases of dermatophytoses. Patients under antifungal treatment for >4 weeks and non-dermatophytic fungal infections were excluded from the study. Samples were collected from affected lesions. The statistical analysis was done using chi square test and p value of <0.05 was considered significant. Results: Most common age group in the study was 8-10 years. Tinea cruris was observed most common dermatophyte condition in boys whereas Tinea unguium was predominant in girls. Tinea unguium infections were common in age group 8-10 years. This study shows that most dermatophyte infections were prevalent in age group of 8-10 years. Conclusion: There are several risk factors which can cause dermatophytoses. Poor hygiene and topical steroid usage were the major risk factors which was responsible for spreading dermatophytoses. People should be educated regarding personal hygiene and sanitary control to reduce the risk of dermatophytoses.

Published
2019-08-01
How to Cite
Sharma, H., & Kumar Chawla, R. (2019). Clinico-Epidemiological Profile of Dermatophyte Infections in Children at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Mathura. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 8(2), DT08-DT10. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/864
Section
Dermatology