In order to determine the extent and causative agents of dermatophytoses in the Hamadan region of West Iran ; a study was made during a 9-month period from October 1991 to June 1992.
A total of 7495 individuals were studied of whom 681 (9%) were suspect of having cutaneous mycoses.
Among them dermatophytoses were the commonest infections (259/681=38%). Of 259 individuals infected with dermatophytes, tinea capitis were, observed in 163 (62.9%) ; t. corporis in 27 (10.4%) ; t. manuum and t. cruris in 19 (7.3%) each ; t. barbae and faciei in 14 (5.4%) ; t. pedis in 13 (5%) and t. unguium in 4 (1.5%). A total of 144 patients yielded dermatophyte cultures.
The frequency of the isolated species in decreasing order was as follows :
Trichophyton verrucosum, 78 (54.1%) ;
T schoenleinii, 48 (33.3%) ;
Microsporum canis, 8 (5.5%) ;
Epidermophyton floccosum, 5 (3.5%) ;
T. mentagrophytes and M. gypseum, 2 (1.4%) each ;
T. tonsurans, 1 (0.7%). In conclusion, the most prevalent dermatophytosis in this region was t. capitis with the infecting agent of T. schoenleinii.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mycose, Infection, Dermatophyte, Fungi, Thallophyta, Peau pathologie, Etiopathogénie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Iran, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mycosis, Infection, Dermatophyte, Fungi, Thallophyta, Skin disease, Etiopathogenesis, Epidemiology, Human, Iran, Asia
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Code Inist : 002B05D02B. Création : 10/04/1997.