Epidemiological Study Of Dermatophytosis In Okara, Pakistan
A clinical study was carried out among patients with tinea infections in Okara during the year 2013-2014 with respect to age, gender and clinical presentation of the infection. A total number of 150 samples were collected from tinea infected patients out of which only 120 were found positive for Trichophyton spp and Microsporum spp and no Epidermophyton was observed. Among positive cases Trichophyton spp was most dominant (68.3%) followed by Microsporum spp. (38%). The most effected age group was 0-10 years (40.8%). Male patients were infected more as compared to females and male to female ratio among positive cases was observed as 17:13. Rural community was observed to be most affected by the dermatophyte fungus. This study manifests the importance of correct mycological diagnosis for effective disease management.