Korean J Dermatol.  1971 Jan;9(1):1-4.

The Statistical and Mycological Survey on Superficial Dermatomycoses


The study was made in order to investigate the present status of superficial dermatomycoses and some changes on the frequency of the diseases, sex distribution and varieties of the causative organisms by the statistic and mycological observation. The survey was made by out-patients of Dermatology clinic of Seoul National University during 3 years, from 1967 to 1970. The results are as follows: 1. Tinea (T) capitis shows a great decrease (1/4) and T. cruris shows a increase in number as compared with those of during 1957-1960. 2. In T. capitis the number of male cases is equal to that of female cases. It is remarkable difference that the ratio of sex distinetion showed 25 males against to one female during 1967 to 1970. 3. The strains were isolated by ordinary sabouraud's glucose agar media and obtained 4 species, 125 strains. a. Tr. rubrum was most predominant organism of T. pedis & manum, T. cruris, T. corporis and Onychomycosis in Seoul districs. b. Tr. ferrugineum was most common organism of T. capitis (80%).

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