ISSN 2321–3647
Sat, 18 Nov 2017

Antifungal Drug Sensitivity on Clinical Isolates From Dermatophytosis

Jyothi Padmaja.I*1, Sirisha.T1, Lakshmi.N1, Harshitha.C2, Bala Muralikrishna.P1

1. Department of Microbiology, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India.

2. National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, Orissa, India.


The aim of the study is to test fungi isolated from cases of dermatophytosis against six antifungal drugs i.e., Amphotericin B(AP), Itraconazole (IT), Fluconazole (FLU), Clotrimazole(CC), Nystatin(NT) & Ketoconazole (KT).  The isolated fungi are Trichophyton rubrum, Trichophyton mentagrophytes, Epidermophyton floccosum, Candida albicans and Aspergillus niger.  The study revealed that Clotrimazole and Ketoconazole were the most effective antifungals against dermatophytes, Nystatin for Candida albicans and Fluconazole for Aspergillus niger.  The method used was disk diffusion method.

Keywords: Disk diffusion method, dermatophytes, antifungal agents.

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