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Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
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Prevalence of tinea (ringworm) infection and associated dermatophytes, in primary schools in Ilorin, North Western Nigeria

International Conference and Exhibition on Cosmetic Dermatology & Hair Care

December 07-08, 2015 Philadelphia, USA

1Taiwo, Olugenga Samson1 Oranusi, Solomon Uche, 2Adebiyi, Marion Olubunmi and 1Awotoye, Olufisayo Adebola, 3Olawoyin and Busayo Eunice

1Department of Biological Sciences 2Covenant University, Nigeria. 3Department of Applied Sciences, Osun State Polytechnic, Nigeria

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Exp Dermatol Res

Abstract :

A survey of ringworm infections was carried out in two primary schools, one within Ilorin township (an urban set up) and the other in Agbede-Elekoyanga in the outskirt of Ilorin (a rural set up). Rice Agar was used to isolate the Dermatophytes by cultural and microscopic method using Fungi Atlas. The results showed that infections were less prevalent at the urban set up compared to the rural set up. The scalp infections were found to be dominant with about 59% prevalence while 41% was recorded for infections located on other parts of the body. Three isolates were observed; Microsporum audouinii (52.63%), Microsporum canis (26.32%) and Trichophyton rubrum (21.05%). For the urban set up, Microsporum audouinii was dominant with (70%), while Microsporum canis (60%) was found to be prevalent among the rural set up. Infections were more prevalent among male pupils with 90% and female 10%. Analysis of variance indicated a marked difference between the rural and urban set ups at P > 0.05. The causative organisms were characterized to be filamentous and septate hyphae. Dermatophytes infections in immuno-compromised patients can be quite severe.

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