Isolation and Molecular Analysis of Cladosporium Species from Siddi Tribal Community Residing in North Karnataka Region, India

Authors

  • Aruna Chowdappa1 Shivakumar Patil 2 Mahantesh B Nagmoti3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11093

Keywords:

Dermatophytes, Mould, Yeast, Trichophyton, Cladosporium, Onychomycosis and Tinea, Polymerase chain Reaction (PCR)

Abstract

Dermatophytes are the common etiological agent to cause superficial mycosis, however non-dermatophytes
like yeast and non dermatophyte mould (NDM) are emerging as potential agent to cause superficial mycosis. In
this study, we evaluated epidemiological, clinical and mycological characters of non-dermatophytes causing
superficial infection in the Siddi tribal community. A total of 1004 samples were collected from 937 Siddi
community patients with superficial infection. In that 158 samples shown culture positive, Candida species
(32, 20.25%) was the predominant agent to cause superficial infection other than dermatophytes followed
by Aspergillus species (12, 7.59%), Fusarium species (10, 6.32%) and cladosporium species (2, 1.26%).
Further, Cladosporium species isolated from tineacapitis infection was subjected to PCR, sequencing of ITS
region and identified as Cladosporium halotolerans. Therefore, this study also revealed non dermatophytic
fungi are emerging as important cause of superficial infection

Author Biography

Aruna Chowdappa1 Shivakumar Patil 2 Mahantesh B Nagmoti3

1
Research scholar, Department of Microbiology, 2Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology,
3Professor, Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE Academy of Higher Education
and Research (KAHER), Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Published

2020-10-06

How to Cite

Aruna Chowdappa1 Shivakumar Patil 2 Mahantesh B Nagmoti3. (2020). Isolation and Molecular Analysis of Cladosporium Species from Siddi Tribal Community Residing in North Karnataka Region, India. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(10), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11093