Dermatology 2013

Notes: Antonio, Joao Roberto

Soubhia, Rosa Maria Cordeiro

D’Avila, Solange Correa Garcia Pires

Caldas, Adriana Cristina

Tridico, Livia Arroyo

Alves, Fernanda Tome

eng

Evaluation Studies

Brazil

2013/06/07 06:00

An Bras Dermatol. 2013 Mar-Apr;88(2):199-203. doi: 10.1590/S0365-05962013000200002.

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23739709

Author Address: Dermatological Service, Hospital de Base, Faculdade de Medicina de Sao Jose do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Sao Jose do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil.

 

 

Reference Type:  Journal Article

Record Number: 4541Author: Ayanlowo, O. O. and Akinkugbe, A. O.

Year: 2013

Title: Overview of dermatophyte infections at the dermatology outpatient clinic of a tertiary institution in Nigeria

Journal: Nig Q J Hosp Med

Volume: 23

Issue: 1

Pages: 1-6

Date: Jan-Mar

Short Title: Overview of dermatophyte infections at the dermatology outpatient clinic of a tertiary institution in Nigeria

Alternate Journal: Nigerian quarterly journal of hospital medicine

ISSN: 0189-2657 (Print)

0189-2657 (Linking)

Accession Number: 24579485

Keywords: Adolescent

Adult

Child

Dermatology

Dermatomycoses/*epidemiology/microbiology

Female

Humans

Male

Middle Aged

Nigeria/epidemiology

Outpatient Clinics, Hospital/*statistics & numerical data

Retrospective Studies

Risk Factors

Socioeconomic Factors

Tertiary Care Centers/*statistics & numerical data

Time Factors

Young Adult

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Dermatophytes are the commonest organisms causing superficial fungal infections. Earlier epidemiologic studies in Nigeria revealed dermatophyte infection as one of the top three reasons for visiting the dermatologists. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency, characteristics and predisposing factors to dermatophyte infections at the dermatology outpatient clinic of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) from March 2003 to September 2009. METHODS: The clinic records and case notes of patients were reviewed. Patients’ data which includes demographic details, characteristics of disease, predisposing factors and clinical presentation findings were entered on Excel spreadsheets and analyzed using SPSS 15. Results were displayed using frequency tables. RESULTS: Dermatophyte infections were found in 8.39% of patients attending the dermatology outpatient clinic of LUTH. Tinea pedis was the most frequently seen, occurring in 33.6% of patients; followed by tinea corporis (20%), tinea manuum (18.6%) and tinea capitis (14.8%). Dermatophyte infection was most frequently seen in the 3rd and the 4th decades of life, except tinea capitis seen predominantly in the 1st decade of life and tinea intertrigo in the 5th decade. CONCLUSION: Dermatophyte infections occur at all age groups, although frequency of occurrence differs with age group and site of the body affected.

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