Global Advanced Research Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2315-5159)
April 2012 Vol. 1(3), pp. 049-056
Copyright © 2012 Global Advanced Research Journals

 

Full Length Research Paper

Prevalence of dermatophytes and other associated fungi among school children

Ndako JA1, Osemwegie OO1, Spencer THI2, Olopade BK1 Yunusa GA3 and Banda J4

1Department of biological sciences, college of science and engineering, Landmark University, PMB 1001 Omu Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria.
2Department of medical laboratory sciences, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria.
3Department of medical microbiology, federal college of veterinary and medical laboratory sciences, Vom Nigeria.
4Department of pathology, general hospital Kafanchan, Nigeria.

*Corresponding author E-mail: ndakoj@yahoo.co.uk

Accepted 02 March, 2012

Abstract

The study investigated the prevalence of dermatophytosis and associated non-dermatophytes among Islamiyya school children of ages 5 – 13 years old in Kano metropolis. A total of 100 samples were collected and 91 (91%) yielded positive to fungal growth from which 66 (72.5%) were identified from males and 25 (27.5%) from females school children respectively. Dermatophytes amounting to 53 (58.2%) in frequency were recorded out of which 39 (73.6%) were isolated from males and 14 (26.4%) on females. Non-dermatophytes were also more in males (27 isolates) than females which had 11. The etiological agents of dermatophycoses recorded in this study in descending order of prevalence are M. ferrugineum (15.4%), M. canis (15.4%), M. audounii (9.9%), T. concentricum (5.5%), T. verrucosum (3.3%), T. rubrum (3.3%), T. mentagrophyte (2.2%), T. tonsorans (1.1%) and T. schoenleini (1.1%).  A. flavus (9.9%), A. niger (8.8%), Penicillium sp. (7.7%), Candida albicans (5.5%), Mucor sp. (4.4%), Trichoderma sp. (3.3%) and A. fumigatus (2.2%) constituted the non-dermatophytes associated with these cutaneous infections. Higher frequency of dermatophytosis occurred more in children with greater propensity for play, interaction with domestic animals and who lacked the luxury of school seats during classroom learning.  

Keywords: Dermatophytosis, non-dermatophytes, prevalence, school children, etiological agents, Kano metropolis

Related Articles


Original Research Article
Llangarí-Cujilema JL, Chiluisa-Guacho CV, Taipe-Oña BI, Licuy-Grefa FR, Silva-Salas SD, Toral FA and Velasquéz-Serra GC
Malaria in the Amazon River Basin of Ecuador
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Med. Med. Sci. November 2016 Vol: 5(11): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (481 KB)
Review
Mostafa Q Alshamiri
Diabetic Cardiomyopathy Pathophysiology and Update on Treatment
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Med. Med. Sci. November 2019 Vol: 8(4): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (185 KB)
Original Research Articles
Misganaw Birhaneselassie and Abera Alemneh
The relationship between dyspepsia and H. pylori infection in Southern Ethiopia
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Med. Med. Sci. May 2017 Vol: 6(5): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (109 KB)
Nisreen Haj, Mohamed Yousef, Elsafi Ahmed, Ikhlas Abdelaziz, Duha Abdu and Muna Ahmed
Assessment of Echocardiographic Imaging in Diagnosis of Heart Failure
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Med. Med. Sci. August 2017 Vol: 6(8): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (126 KB)
Nada N. Nawar MD, Mona MA. Haleim MD, Rasha H. El Shereif MD, Amira FA. Hussein
Prevalence of Clostridium difficile among cases of antibiotics associated diarrhea in hospitalized patients in an Egyptian hospital
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Med. Med. Sci. July 2014 Vol: 3(6): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (371 KB)
Tahany Mahmoud Refaat and Emad Girgis Kamel
Assessment of the impact of long exposure to cotton dust on respiratory health of workers in Minia city, Egypt
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Med. Med. Sci. March 2015 Vol: 4(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (122 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Ndako JA on Google Scholar
Ndako JA on Pubmed
Osemwegie OO on Google Scholar
Osemwegie OO on Pubmed
Spencer THI on Google Scholar
Spencer THI on Pubmed
Olopade BK Yunusa GA on Google Scholar
Olopade BK Yunusa GA on Pubmed
B on Google Scholar
B on Pubmed
a J on Google Scholar
a J on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 2862
Printed 570
Downloaded 2346
Powered By iPortal Works