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A Case Study Of Tinea Pedis Among Nigerian Soldiers In Enugu State

A Case Study Of Tinea Pedis Among Nigerian Soldiers In Enugu State

TABLE OF CONTENT
Title page-i
Certification-ii
Dedication-iii
Acknowledgement-iv
Table of content-v
Abstract-vi

CHAPTER ONE
1.1 Introduction-1
1.2 Definition-5
1.3 Epidermiology-5
1.4 Clinical Manifestations-6
1.5 Prognosis and therapy-7
1.6 Histopathology-8
1.7 Mycology (principal dermatophytoses)-8
1.8 Natural Habitat-8
1.9 Interdigital Tinea pedis-10
1.10 Chronic Hyperkeratosis Tinea pedis-10
1.11 Inflammatory/vesicular Tinea pedis-11
1.12 Ulcerative Tinea pedis-12
1.13 Aims and Objective-14

CHAPTER TWO
2.1 Background-15
2.2 Pathophysiology-16
2.3 Epidemiology-17
2.4 Symptoms-18
2.5 Prognosis-20
2.6 Test-21
2.7 Treatment-23
2.8 Histological findings-24

CHAPTER THREE
3.1 Materials-25
3.2 Specimen collection-25
3.3 Microscopic Examination-25

CHAPTER FOUR
4.1 Result-27

CHAPTER FIVE
5.1 Discussion-29
5.2 Recommendation-30
5.3 Conclusion-33
REFERENCE-35
APPENDIX-37

ABSTRACT

Tinea pedis, a fungal infection of the feet, especially within the toe webs and soles was studied using 40 soldiers (20men and 20women) as a case study. This infection is related to footwear having been considered to be a new dermatophytosis. The soldiers have the toe webs and soles cleaned with alcohol or sterile water and the lesions scrapped with sterile scalpel and placed between two glass slides with a drop of 10-20% kOH and then viewed under microscope. Branched hyphae and arthroconidia formation showed the presence of Tinea pedis. The result showed that 10 men(25%) only were afflicted while the women were free. It is believed that more continuance wearing of shoes were a risk factor.


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