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A study of dermatophytoses in Hamadan, the governmentship of West Iran

  • E. Omidynia
  • M. Farshchian
  • M. Sadjjadi
  • A. Zamanian
  • R. Rashidpouraei


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.

Key words

Dermatophytoses Tineas Dermatophytes Hamadan Iran 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Omidynia
    • 1
  • M. Farshchian
    • 2
  • M. Sadjjadi
    • 1
  • A. Zamanian
    • 2
  • R. Rashidpouraei
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Parasitology & Mycology, School of MedicineHamadan University of Medical SciencesHamadanIran
  2. 2.Department of Dermatology, School of MedicineHamadan University of Medical SciencesHamadanIran

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