Prevalance of trichophyton mentagrophyte infection in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic patients
Background: Diabetes mellitus is the most common endocrine disorder and takes on pandemic proportions. Dermatophytosis remains a significant public health problem. The objective of the study was to study the prevalence of Trichophyton mentagrophyte infection among diabetic and non- diabetic patients. Materials and methods: It is a cross sectional study conducted during July 2011 to July 2012. All clinically diagnosed cases of dermatophytosis attending the Dermatology OPD of were included in the study. Among those 40 diabetic and 40 non diabetic Patients were included. Clinical materials were collected from the patients suffering from various types of dermatophytoses and processed according to standard protocols. Result: Among the eighty samples 15 samples showed positive for Trichophyton mentagrophyte in both direct microscopy and culture (18.75%) from both diabetic and non-diabetic population. Among the diabetic patients 7 were positive for T. rubrum (18.75%) which includes 5 male patients (16.25%) and 2 female patients (2.5%). In non-diabetic patients 8 patients were positive for T. rubrum (10%) which includes 2 male (2.5%) and 6 female patients (7.5%). Conclusion: The percentage of Trichophyton mentagrophyte isolated from non-diabetic patients (10%) is higher when compared to diabetic patients (8.75%) in our hospital in Chennai.
Dinesh Kaliyamoorthi. Prevalance of trichophyton mentagrophyte infection in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic patients. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 1, Issue 5, 2014, Pages 26-28