A comparative study of dermatophyte infections in Bursa, Turkey

AKÇAĞLAR S., ENER B., Toker S. C., Ediz B., Tunali S., Tore O.

MEDICAL MYCOLOGY, vol.49, no.6, pp.602-607, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/13693786.2010.547879
  • Journal Name: MEDICAL MYCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.602-607
  • Keywords: dermatophytes, epidemiology, superfi cial fungal infections, ONYCHOMYCOSIS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, FREQUENCY
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A total of 555 specimens from 372 patients with symptoms compatible with superficial mycosis were included in this study. Those from patients clinically diagnosed as having dermatomycosis were thoroughly investigated by mycological examinations in the laboratory, including microscopic studies of KOH mounts and cultivation of the samples in culture. The results of this study and a previous study in our hospital conducted in 1980 were compared with respect to clinical presentation and etiological agents. Onychomycosis was the most common clinical form of dermatomycoses, and Trichophyton rubrum was the most common pathogen in this study.