Prevalence of Dermatophytes Fungal Infection among Different Gender
Keywords:Dermatophytes, fungal infection, living conditions
The present study was designed to determine the prevalence of superficial fungal infections among the patients that were living in different circumstances in Diyala region, Iraq. From July 2018 to February 2019. There were (218) patients with ages (2-78) years were surveyed for dermatophyte fungal infections by history and clinical examination. The results revealed that ( 71.2%) of the patients were infected with skin lesions followed by scalp lesions (16.5%) and nail lesions (14.6%). The prevalence rates of dermatophyte fungal infections were linked to the types of tinea infections, including tinea corporis (17.4%), tinea pedis (13.7%), tinea capitis (16.5%), tinea ungium (14.6%), tinea cruris (17.4%), tinea faciale (3.6%). The proportion of fungal infection in rural area(63.6%) was more preponderant in comparison to urban areas (39.8%). Furthermore, the rate of percent infection by tinea capitis (66.6%), tinea corporis (60.5%), tinea cruris (57.8%), were higher in male whereas the percentage of tinea ungium (87.5%) and tinea faciale (62.5%) infections were highest in female. In addition, study demonstrated that indices of tinea infection has been significantly associated with age. This study suggested there has been an exigent need to ameliorate the edification of hygiene values of peoples in addition to increment the economic condition of the society
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