Comparative study of different microscopic techniques and culture media for the isolation of dermatophytes.

@article{Singh2003ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative study of different microscopic techniques and culture media for the isolation of dermatophytes.},
  author={Suman Preet Singh and Philomina Beena},
  journal={Indian journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={21-4}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of two different microscopic techniques and three different culture media for the identification and isolation of dermatophytes from clinical samples. METHODS Skin, hair and nail samples from 260 clinically suspected cases of dermatophytosis were screened by direct microscopic examination using 10% potassium hydroxide (KOH) with and without 40% dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) mounts. All the samples were inoculated for culture in Sabouraud dextrose agar (SDA… CONTINUE READING
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