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Title: Incidence of Dermatophyte Infections Amongst Some Occupational and Select Groups in Jos
Authors: Nwadiaro, P.O.
Keywords: T. mentagraphytes
T. tansurans
M. canis
Tinea pedis
Tinea cruris
Issue Date: Jul-2003
Publisher: African Journal of Clinical and Experimental Microbiology
Series/Report no.: Vol. 4;No. 2; Pp 11-17
Abstract: Fifty-nine Agro farm workers, 265 inmates from Jos main prison, 60 hair weavers and 40 car washers were examined in Jos for dermatophyte infections. Dermatophyte isolates included Trichophyton and Microsporum species. The highest infection rate of 75% was recorded among the farm workers with toeweb infections due to T, mentagrophyfes and M, canis 25% of the other infections were from the groin region due to T, tonsurans and T. mentagrophytes. Fifty-nine percent of infection by T, mentagraphytes in prison inmates was restricted to the groin region. Other species of fungi isolated from the inmates were Trichosporon cutaneum and Aspergillus niger. Among the car washers tinea manum, ringworm of the hand, andinterdigital infections due to T, mentagrophytes were observed. There was no visible infection among either the female hair weavers or the female prison inmates.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3466
ISSN: 1595-689
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