A study of dermatophytes and their in-vitro antifungal sensitivity.Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2002 Apr; 45(2):169-72.IJ
Of the 150 clinically suspected cases of Dermatophytosis studied, majority of the cases were from age group 11-20 and 21-30 (51.4%), Tinea corporis (48.7%) and Tinea capitis (18%) were the commonest clinical types. The isolation rate was 24% (36) of which 19 (52.7%) were Trichophyton rubrum, 11 (30.55%) were Trichophyton mentagrophytes and 4 (11.1%) were Trichophyton violaceum. One isolate each of Microsporum gypseum & Epidermophyton floccosum were obtained. Griseofulvin proved to be the best drug with a sensitivity of 94.4% followed by Miconazole (75% sensitive). Tolnaftate showed a sensitivity of 47.22%. For Clotrimazole only 30.55% of the isolates were sensitive.