Prevalence of Fungal Infections of the Scalp and Hair in Patients Referred to Zahedan Medicine Mycology Laboratory

Nasser Keikha ©, Maliheh Bahman Nia, Mahboubeh Asghari

Prevalence of Fungal Infections of the Scalp and Hair in Patients Referred to Zahedan Medicine Mycology Laboratory

کد: G-93401

نویسندگان: Nasser Keikha ©, Maliheh Bahman Nia, Mahboubeh Asghari

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برچسب: قارچ شناسی پزشکی

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Background and Aim

Tinea capitis is a prevalent childhood infection caused by a type of fungus called Dermatophyte. This infection includes three types of Ectothrix, Endothrix, and Favus. The purpose of this study was investigating the prevalence of tinea capitis in patients referred to the mycology laboratory of Zahedan Bu-Ali Hospital.

Methods

This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 74 patients suspected for tinea capitis referring to the medicine mycology laboratory of Zahedan Bu-Ali Hospital during 11 months (November 2018 - September 2020). Samples were obtained by scraping the infected head area with a sterile scalpel. Microscope examination was considered positive in the presence of spores (both ectothrix and endothrix) and hyphae (favus).

Results

93.15%of patients referred to the medical mycology laboratory (n = 69) had Tinea capitis; Ectotrix and Endotrix types. The prevalence of Tinea capitis was 64.8% in males and 28. 35% in females patiants, which was statistically significant (P ≤ 0.05).

Conclusion

The findings of this study showed that the highest prevalence of Tinea capitis is higher in male patiants in comparison female patiants.

Keywords

Tinea capitis; Dermatophytosis; Ectothrix

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