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A study of dermatophytosis in South West of Iran (Ahwaz)

  • Ali Zarei MahmoudabadiEmail author


Two hundred and seventy nine patients suspected of having fungal lesions were examined. Skin scrapping, hair samples and nail clippings were collected from patients. Direct and culture examinations were performed for all samples. About 115 cases of examined subjects had dermatophytosis. Dermatophytosis occurred mainly in adults males (20–29 years). Tinea cruris (24.3%) was the most common type of dermatophytosis followed by tinea pedis (16.5%), tinea corporis (14.8%), tinea ungium (13%), tinea capitis (11.3%), tinea faciei (11.3%), tinea manuum (7%) and tinea barbae (1.7%). Trichophyton mentagrophytes was the most prevalent species followed by Epidermophyton floccosum.


cutaneous mycosis dermatophytosis Microsporum tinea Trichophyton  


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of MedicineJundishapour University of Medical SciencesAhwazIran

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