Superficial mycoses refer to the diseases of skin and its appendages caused by fungi. The present study was undertaken to find out the prevalence of different clinical types of Dermatomycoses including Dermatophytes, candida spp. and dermatomycotic mold infections of skin and its appendages and their etiological agents in and around Aligarh region of Northern India.
The study was conducted at the Department of Microbiology, JNMC,AMU, Aligarh, during the period of July 2011-July 2013. A total of 425 samples were collected including skin, nail and hair for a period of 5 years. Skin, nail scraping and clippings of infected hair from patients were collected. The samples were subjected to direct microscopy and culture.