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Table 2 The distribution of isolated dermatophytes according to the type of ringworm

From: The spectrum of dermatological disorders among primary school children in Dar es Salaam

  Type of ringworm  
Dermatophytes Tinea capitis
n (%)
Tinea pedis
n (%)
Tinea corporis
n (%)
Total
n (%)
E. floccosum 0 (0.0) 1 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (2.4)
M. audouinii 2 (6.7) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (4.8)
M. canis 14 (46.7) 0 (0.0) 1 (100.0) 15 (35.7)
T. mentagrophytes 4 (13.3) 4 (36.4) 0 (0.0) 8 (19.0)
T. rubrum 3 (10.0) 5 (45.5) 0 (0.0) 8 (19.0)
T. schoenleinii 1 (3.3) 1 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 2 (4.8)
T. violaceum 6 (20.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (14.3)
Total 30 (100.0) 11 (100.0) 1 (100.0) 42