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Feyz 1999, 3(3): 74-80 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of superficial and cutaneous fungal diseases in recreational center of addicts in Tehran during the year 1376
Ali Asadi *, Abdolhossein Davoodabadi, Azam Samei
, asadi_m@kaums.ac.ir
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History and Objectives: Due to prevalence of superficial and cutaneous fungal diseases in the society and also with the hypothesis that it is more common among addicts and since there is few research in this regard, this study has been performed to define the rate of superficial and cutaneous fungal infections among addicts at recreational center of addicts in Tehran during the year 1376.

Materials and Methods: In this study total addicts at the center that were 1320 individuals were physically examined and sampling was performed from the suspicious cases. Direct examination and culture of the specimens were performed in the laboratory.

Results: There were 114 (8.6%) positive specimens among the 1320 evaluated addicts. The various superficial and cutaneous fungal infections were in order of frequency: Tinea versicolor (6.9%), trichomycosis axillaris (1.4%), erythrasma (0.15%) and tinea apris (0.23%). There were three cases with tinea due to trichophyton mentagrophytes.
Conclusion: It seems that some factors contributes to the relatively high prevalence of superficial and cutaneous fungal diseases in this group. Further investigation and treatment of the affected patients are recommended.

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Received: 2008/11/18
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Asadi A, Davoodabadi A, Samei A. Prevalence of superficial and cutaneous fungal diseases in recreational center of addicts in Tehran during the year 1376 . Feyz. 1999; 3 (3) :74-80
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