Critical Study of Phytochemical and Pharmacological Profiles of the Genus Odontonema (Acanthaceae)

Dermatophytic fungi and other non-dermatophytic fungi are the most common causes of superficial infections. The current research focuses on dermatophytes and non-dermatophytes isolated from superficial mycoses and their recognition. One hundred and fifty (150) clinical specimens were examined with potassium hydroxide (KOH) before being cultured on SDA media. Dermatophytes are classified using macroscopic and microscopic characteristics. 130 (86%) of 150 suspected dermatophytosis patient samples were found to be positive by KOH mount, while 90 (60%) were culture positive cases. Trichophyton rubrum, Microsporum audouinii, Microsporum canis, and Microsporum gypseum were the most common isolates from clinical forms of dermatophytosis, followed by Trichophyton rubrum, Microsporum audouinii, Microsporum canis, and Microsporum gypseum. Dermatophytes thrived in high-temperature, high-moisture, and high-humidity conditions. Dermatophytosis can be caused by a number of factors, including personal hygiene and living conditions. In the current research, Trichophyton species are discovered to be the most common etiological agent of dermatophytosis.

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Lokadi Pierre Luhata
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of science and Technology, Sophia University, Japan.

Peter Mubanga Cheuka
Department of Chemistry, University of Zambia, Box 32379, Lusaka, Zambia.

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