Table 1

Status of KOH microscopy, fungal culture, first round PCR and nested PCR in suspected cases with skin fungal infections.

No of cases

Patients on treatment

KOH

microscopy

Culture shows growth of dermatophyte

First round PCR

Nested PCR


7

+

-

-

-

+


9

-

+

+

-

+


15

-

+

+

+

+


12

+

+

-

+

+


15

+

+

-

-

+


20

+

-

-

+

+


7a

-

+

-

-

-


5a

+

+

-

+

+


4b

-

+

-

-

-


1

-

-

+

-

+


10

-

-

-

-

-


105

59 (56.2%)

67(63.8%)

25(23.8%)

52 (49.5%)

87(82.8%)


Data in parenthesis indicates percentage; a Culture positive for Candida albicans

b Culture positive for non-dermatophytes.

Garg et al. BMC Research Notes 2009 2:60   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-2-60

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