Abstract:Background and Purpose:
Detection of agents responsible for tinea infection may be effective in the Prevention of fungal infections from environmental and animal sources. With this background in mind, in this study, we aimed to identify the distribution of tinea infections in patients from outward patient department of R.B.T.S. Govt., Homoeopathic, Medical College and Hospital, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, between 19th
Nov. 2018 and 18th
Materials and Methods: In total, 136 patients suspected of skin diseases among them 54 were tinea infected, from the archives of the outward patient department, R.B.T.S. Government Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
Results: A total of 138 skin related cases during the period of one years were retrieved, of which 54(39.13%) were found to be Tinea Infection. Most prevalent lesion among them was Tinea Corporis i.e., 19(35.18%) followed by Tinea Cruris i.e., 17(31.48%), Tinea Pedis 11(20.37) while the least common was Tinea Capitis i.e., 7(12.96%) cases. They were mostly distributed among 21-40(33.33%) years of age followed by 61-80(12.96%) was the least common. They showed male predominance in all categorized lesions.
Conclusion: Because of the new trends of high cosmetics practice, psychological effects and high morbidity in terms of loss of working days and treatment dermatophytic infection is a public health problem. Therefore, to obtain a true representation of the overall disease pattern of the country more such types of studies should be conducted.