DEMOGRAPHIC ASSESSMENT OF PATIENTS DAIGNOSED WITH QOOBA (DERMATOPHYTOSIS): AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
Adnan Mastan*, Rais Ur Rahman and Farah Naaz
Qooba (Dermatophytosis) is a clinical condition caused by fungal infection of skin in humans and other vertebras. The fungi that cause Dermatophytosis feed on keratin, the material found in the outer layer of skin, hair and nails. The purpose of this study was to explore demographic distribution of patients diagnosed with Qooba. The study was conducted on 60 cases of Qooba (Dermatophytosis). Patients, fulfilling the selection criteria, were evaluated for their demographic distribution. Diagnosis was confirmed on the basis of clinical presentation and the KOH examination of affected part. For demographic assessment Case Record Form (CRF) was designed and all the data was collected accordingly. The findings suggested that it is in accordance with the previous studies conducted on epidemiology of Dermatophytosis and in consonance with classical Unani literature.
Keywords: Qooba, Dermatophytosis, Dermatophytes, Demographic.
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