Kalsi Avneet Singh is an eminent physician who obtained his MBBS degree from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, a premier university in India. He obtained his Diploma in Dermatology (Alternative Medicines) degree and Bachelors of Alternative System of Medicines degree from Indian Board of Alternative Medicines. He is an active participant in various CMEs both at National as well as International level. He has been the co-author of manuscript titled ‘’Clinical manifestations of Tinea faciei and Tinea genitalis and their diagnostic challenges’’, which has been submitted for publication in Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, India. He has been awarded with the prestigious ‘’Health Excellence Award’’ by Indian Board of Alternative Medicines, Kolkata, India.
The dermatophytes are the causative agent of dermatophytoses. Recently, extensive skin lesions without central clearance and atypical clinical manifestations of dermatophytoses have been seen and reported from different regions of India. Three species of dermatophytes implicated are: Trichophyton, Microsporum and Epidermophyton. The dermatophyte fungi comprise about 30 species of keratinophilic moulds causing infections of skin, which can manifest in different anatomical regions of the body and have been named accordingly. Thus, tinea capitis affects the scalp, tinea unguium- the nails, tinea cruris- the groin, tinea genitalis- the genitalia. Tinea cruris and Tinea genitalis are the focus of this review. Although dermatophytoses does not cause mortality, it does cause morbidity and poses a major health problem. Patients and Methods: A study was conducted from January 2016 to August 2016 at Muzaffarnagar Medical College, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. A total of 260 patients were enrolled into study and who were not receiving any anti-fungal treatment. When there was involvement of penis and scrotum in males and labia majora and mons pubis in females, the clinical diagnosis of tinea genitalis was made and confirmed by mycology laboratory after preparing Potassium hydroxide (KOH) mount and fungal culture. In the present report, we reviewed a total of 260 cases of Tinea cruris and Tinea genitalis. A total of 128 tinea cruris in males, 72 in females and 40 tinea genitalis with tinea cruris in males and 20 in females were observed. Until now, Trichophyton rubrum has been the most frequently isolated species, followed by Trichophyton interdigitale (former Tinea mentagrophyte), Epidermophyton floccosum and Trichophyton verrucosum. Conclusion: All cases of Tinea cruris, even tinea corporis should be examined for tinea genitalis. The condition is more common than what we have been imagining. Hot and humid climate of the country and promiscuous society are the common contributing factors.
I am Saima liaqat. I have completed BS (Hons) Microbiology from CBM (Centre for biotechnology and Microbiology) University of Swat, Pakistan. I am the member of national Academy of young Scientist Pakistan, we the Microbiologist and the Biotechnologist Pakistan which shows my Active participation in the field of biological Sciences. I have also participated in different workshops and seminars related to science fields. I have got a deep insight into microbiology, bacteriology, immunology, virology, experimental statistics, biochemistry, microbial genetics, genetic engineering and epidemiological concepts. I also want to work with scientific community and researchers to explore the hidden ideas of nature related to sciences. Furthermore I am also very much interested to attend conference and seminars on international level where I would create new ideas and discuss it with scientific communities to make it beneficial to human beings in near future. All these things shows my interest in field of biomedical sciences. Scientific research is continuous process of learning and exploring of ideas. Personally I will learn more and more in scientific community, team work and will thoroughly present the statistical aspects of my research work. At the end I wish that my abstract may kindly be considered for poster presentation this conference.
The aim of the study was to find the prevalence of Tinea infections in District Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A total of 190 patients were reported from different hospitals and private clinics.40 samples obtained from different parts of body including infected skin, nails, hairs were cultured of these patients. On the basis of morphological traits 120 fungal colonies were obtained on PDA medium. In our results 12 different fungus were isolated. These were 25 % Trichophyton rubrum, Candida species 19.4 %, Pencillium species 16.6 %, Aspergillus species 11.1 %, Microsporum canis and Alternaria species 5.5 % while Trichophyton basicola, T. tonsurans, T. violaceum, T. verrucosum, Epidermophyton floccosum and Aureobasidium pullans have 2.7 %. On the basis of geographical condition high prevalence was observed in warm region of Mingora 45.7 % followed by Matta 22.6 % and minimum of 11 % in colder region of Kalam. The maximum prevalence of Tinea infections was recorded in age group 1-10 years followed by 11-20 years of age with 24.2 % and 23.1%, respectively. Males had maximum prevalence 55.2 % and females had 44.7 %. Furthermore, farmers were more susceptible with high number of infection of 32.1 % followed by house wives 24.7 %.