Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

SPECIAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 112--117

Epidemic of difficult-to-treat tinea in India: Current scenario, culprits, and curbing strategies


Manjunath M Shenoy1, Jyothi Jayaraman2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manjunath M Shenoy
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
India

Dermatophytes cause superficial skin infections of skin, nail, and hair known as dermatophytosis. It is commonly called as “ring worm” infection. There has been an emergence of an epidemic of recurrent and chronic dermatophytosis in India. Several reasons have been implicated that are related to the agent, host, and the treatment. Topical steroid misuse has been considered as an important contributor that has led to the persistence and atypicality of the infection. This article emphasizes on the salient features of the current dermatophyte epidemic to sensitize all physicians who treat the infections.


How to cite this article:
Shenoy MM, Jayaraman J. Epidemic of difficult-to-treat tinea in India: Current scenario, culprits, and curbing strategies.Arch Med Health Sci 2019;7:112-117


How to cite this URL:
Shenoy MM, Jayaraman J. Epidemic of difficult-to-treat tinea in India: Current scenario, culprits, and curbing strategies. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Sep 29 ];7:112-117
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