To evaluate the fungal skin infestation in human population of central hospital, Rawalpindi
Nida Imtiaz, Kausar Saeed, Adil Khan, Zakirullah, Hameed Ur Rehman, Umar Zeb, Muhammad Ayub Jadoon and Urooj Nawaz Jadoon and Adil U Rehman
Harmful fungi penetrate into the skin and cause fungal skin infestation. Among fungal infestation Tinea corporis commonly known as ringworm (RW) affects skin hair and nails. Ringworm causes red, itchy, scaly, ring like blotches on the affected area. Jock itch and athlete's foot are two of the most common forms of ringworm. Symptoms include white patches of skin, redness, itchiness and pain, depending on the area affected. Almost 20-25 percent of the world has been affected since last decades. The prevalence of dermatophytes varies according to geographical location, season or living conditions and the manipulation to which the susceptible human is exposed. Tinea corporis (TC) occurs more commonly in countries with a hot and humid climate. Species of this fungi have also been reported from the soil of Pakistan. Transmission of fungal infestation is either direct skin-to-skin or indirect contact, especially from the back of theater seats, contaminated floors, shower stalls, toilet articles such as combs and hair brushes, or clothing and hats contaminated with hair from infected persons or animals, more often cats than dogs. The aim of the study to find out the root causes of transmission of Tinea corporis to make measurements which are helpful for the reduction of ringworm. The patients were studied by individual, Shared items, Bedding shared item and washes got results, 83%, 88%, 72%, and 77% respectively. For the present study I visited the Hospitals of Rawalpindi where patients having this disease are reported. For collecting the data and proceeding of my research I made a questionnaire and collect all the necessary information regarding this fungal infestation.
Nida Imtiaz, Kausar Saeed, Adil Khan, Zakirullah, Hameed Ur Rehman, Umar Zeb, Muhammad Ayub Jadoon, Urooj Nawaz Jadoon, Adil U Rehman. To evaluate the fungal skin infestation in human population of central hospital, Rawalpindi. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(6):706-708.