Characteristics of dermatophytoses in Basrah, Iraq
Article first published online: 4 JAN 2002
Volume 42, Issue 4, pages 335–338, August 1999
How to Cite
Muhsin, Al-Rubaiy and Al-Duboon (1999), Characteristics of dermatophytoses in Basrah, Iraq. Mycoses, 42: 335–338. doi: 10.1046/j.1439-0507.1999.00463.x
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2002
- Article first published online: 4 JAN 2002
A total of 1199 clinical specimens were collected from 1144 patients clinically diagnosed as cases of superficial cutaneous mycoses in Basrah (Iraq). The collected specimens were examined for the etiologic agents of dermatophytoses by direct microscopy and culture. A total of 237 isolates representing eight species of dermatophytes as a causative agents of skin and nails infections were isolated. Among the tinea infections, tinea corporis and tinea cruris were the most common types of dermatophytoses revealed in this study.