The study of epidemiological indices of Tinea Pedis in patients who referred to medical mycology lab of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences 1993-2010

Ali Mikaeili, Naser Nazari, Rohollah Kashani zadeh, Mansour Rezaei


Background: Superficial mycoses are common all around the world and the incidence continues increasingly. The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiological indices of tinea pedis  in patient who referred to medical mycology lab of Kermanshah  University  of Medical Sciences during 1993-2010.

Methods: A total of 2874 patients who had admitted for foot lesion from 1993 to 2010 were included in the study. Samples had been taken for mycological examination. The epidemiologic factors that had been obtained, recorded in a questionnaire. The collected data were analysed using SPSS.

Results: 2874 patients had been assessed. The disease had been confirmed in 918subjects (sex61.66% male, 39.34% female). Women of 20-40 years old were more affected while men of 40-60 and years old were more affected with the disease. 918 dermatophytes cases including: T.mentagrophytes (32.6%) ;Ts.p (rubrum, mentagrophytes) (22.2%); T.verrucosum (16.2%); T.rubrum (12.6%); E floccosum (6.6%); M.canis (4.5%); T violaceum (3.5%); T.gypseum(1.8%).

Conclusion: In this study men were more affected with this disease and T.mentagrophytes  was the most significant agent which is in line with other studies. Very much rate of Tinea Pedis was in spring and summer which is in line with other studies. The difference lies in this fact that in these two seasons people refer to public pools and consequently affected with this disease.


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