Korean J Dermatol.  1975 Mar;13(1):69-73.

Epidemiological and Mycological Survey on Dermatomycoses


The study was made in order to investigate the present status of superficial dermatomycoses and incidence and frequency of the disease, sex distribution by the statistical survey and varieties of the causative organism by the mycological observation. The survey was made by out-patients of dermatology clinic of Seoul National University, and private clinic of Inchon, Jeonjoo, Kwangjoo, Pusan and Kyonggido provinces during 3 years, from 1972 to 1974. The results are as folIows: 1. Tinea(T.) cruris shows a increase and T. capitis shows a decrease in number as compared with those of during 1959. 2. Frequency of T. cruris shows more high in citizens than in a rustics, and more high in a rustics than citizens in those of T. capitis. 3. The strains were isolated by ordinary sabouraud's glucose agar media and obtained 4 species, 58 strains. A. Trichophyton rubrum was most common organism of superficial dermatomycoses (58.6%).b. Trichophyton ferrugineum was exclusive organism of T.capitis in or country.

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