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Tabasi, Mohsen and Mirzaei, Arezoo and Javadinia, Seyed Alireza and Eskandarion, Mohammad Reza and Amrollahi, Hadi (2016) Prevalence of superficial and cutaneous fungal infections among dormitory students of Semnan university of medical sciences. Koomesh. pp. 747-751.

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    Introduction: Superficial fungal infections are the most prevalent skin fungal infections. They are often so innocuous that patients are often unaware of them. Cutaneous fungal infections, caused by dermatophytes, are usually located at the derm and hair follicle. Living in populated places such as student dormitories raise incidence of the skin fungal infections among residents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiology of superficial and cutaneous fungal infections among students that are resident at dormitories. Materials and methods: In this study a total of 704 male and female students, living in the dormitories were examined for any skin fungal disorders and those suspected to fungal lesions were sampled. Samples were examined by direct microscopic examination, methylene blue stain, and culture in specific media and biochemical tests. Results: In total 95 students (8.79 %) were considered positive in superficial and cutaneous fungal infection. The prevalence of superficial and cutaneous infection in female students were 74.8% (95 cases) and in male students were 26.3% (25 cases).Malassezia ovalis was the most frequently isolated species of superficial fungal infection in 89.5% (77 cases) of samples. Trichomycosis axillaris and Tinea versicolor in low percentage were reported (9.3% (8 cases) and 1.2 %( one case) respectively, in the samples. The cutaneous fungal infection with Tinea pedis (ringworm) was the most prevalent 88.9% (8 cases) and candidiasis was the lowest percentage of cutaneous infections, 11.1% (one case). Conclusion: The results of this study showed that the considerable percentage of students infected with mycoses and since these diseases are highly contagious, more attention should be made to prevent the occurrence of superficial and cutaneous fungal infections among dormitory students Keywords: Prevalence, Superficial Fungal Infection, Dormitory Students

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
    Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
    Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2017 10:28
    Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 10:28

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