publication . Article . 2009

Clinico-etiologic correlates of onychomycosis in Sikkim

Luna Adhikari; Atrayee Das Gupta; Ranabir Pal; T S K Singh;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2009 Journal: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology, volume 52, page 194 (issn: 0377-4929, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
<b>Aims and objectives:</b> The etiological spectrum of any superficial mycosis is largely dependent on the flora in the immediate environment of the individual. It is influenced by the geographic, climatic and occupational factors. The study is basically to formulate baseline data for the species prevalence of various dermatophytes in patients with onychomycosis attending the Central Referral Hospital, Gangtok, Sikkim. <b> Materials and Methods:</b> Thirty-four clinically suspected cases of onychomycosis were subjected to mycological studies. <b> Results:</b> Thirty-two (94.12&#x0025;) cases were positive for fungal elements by direct microscopy and 28 (82.35&#...
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free text keywords: Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Microbiology (medical), General Medicine, Dermatophytes, Gangtok, onychomycosis, Trichophyton tonsurans, biology.organism_classification, biology, In patient, Baseline data, Microsporum audouinii, Microbiology, Etiology, Penicillium marneffei, Superficial mycosis, Direct microscopy, Dermatology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, lcsh:Pathology, lcsh:RB1-214, lcsh:Microbiology, lcsh:QR1-502
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