Subcutaneous mycoses in adult population- A clinical study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 4818-4821
AbstractBackground:Subcutaneous mycoses are the infections caused by the fungi present in the
natural environment that are directly inoculated into the dermis or subcutaneous tissue
through a penetrating injury from vegetative materials. The present study was conducted to
assess subcutaneous mycoses in adults.
Materials & Methods:78 adult patients of Subcutaneous mycoses of both genders were
determined for histopathological characteristics and prior treatments. Sabouraud dextrose
agar was used as culture medium.
Results: Out of 78 patients, males were 48 and females were 30. Disease duration was 4.5
months, history of trauma was present in 53, location was head and neck in 12, lower limb in
38, upper limb in 20 and Multifocal lesions in 8 cases. Histopathological findings was
suppurative granulomas in 72%, tuberculoid granulomas in 35%, eosinophilic abscesses in
24%, copper penny bodies in 65%, foreign body giant cells in 52% and epidermal verrucous
hyperplasia in 86%. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Maximum cases were seen in males as compared to females. Most common
histological finding was suppurative granulomas and copper penny bodies.
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