Study of the Fungal Infections Associated with Dermal Infections in Samarra City

  • Wafaa khalaf Al-mansour Biology Department, college of Education, Samaraa University/ Samaraa
  • Ghassan. f. Al-samarai Biology Department, college of Education, Samaraa University/ Samaraa
  • Abdulhanmed. M. Hmoody Biology Department, college of Education, Samaraa University/ Samaraa
  • Abd alrahman abd. h. Al-marsomi ministry of health
Keywords: Dermatophyte, Fungal infection, Tinea.


One hundred and ninety two (192) specimen (skin scrapings ,hair and nail) were collected and examined from (192) patients from both sex (110 female and 82 male) after that diagnosed clinically by a specialist doctor as Tinea , and by direct microscopic examination and culture have been diagnosed with dermatophytes one hundred and seventy five (157) patients with rate of (81.11%), . It was clear from the current study, males infection with Tinea was (41.40%) while in females (58.60 %) it was found through the statistical analysis, existence of significant differences at the level of probability (p‹ 0.05). Sources of fungal infection include zoophilic fungi which represent 74(47.13%), followed by Anthropophilic type 45 (28.66%), and Geophilic fungi 38 (24.20%). Dermatophyte species of fungi were isolated from Tinea patients including: Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton Mentagrophytes var mentagrophyte,Trichophyton Mentagrophytes var interdigtal, Trichophyton tonsoranse, Trichophyton tonsoranse, Microsporum canis, Epidermaphyton flocosum with different percentage, Candida species were identified by the manual and biochemical methods and we found that the C.albicans, C.tropicalis, C.krusei ,C.parapsilosis and C.glabrata isolated during the study.  And isolation of non dermatophyte isolated during the study : Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus,  Aspergillus versicolar and Penicillium chrysogenum. Also New record of Penicillium vanoranjei in Iraq during the present study.


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Al-mansour, W. khalaf, Al-samarai, G. f., M. Hmoody, A., & Al-marsomi, A. alrahman abd. h. (2018). Study of the Fungal Infections Associated with Dermal Infections in Samarra City. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 35(3), 438-446. Retrieved from