MICROBIOLOGICAL STUDIES IN TINEA CAPITIS, AND ITS TREATMENT BY SPECIFIC OILS IN GAZA STRIP

TALEB, MOHAMMAD HUSSEIN (2010) MICROBIOLOGICAL STUDIES IN TINEA CAPITIS, AND ITS TREATMENT BY SPECIFIC OILS IN GAZA STRIP. Masters thesis, Al Azhar University Gaza.

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Abstract

A total of 50 samples of suspected tinea capitis were collected in the period from October 2008 to December 2009, primarily diagnosed by the dermatologist in the four primary health centers in North Gaza district. The present work followed complete cascade of examination to identify the main causative agent of tinea capitis in North Gaza district. Indirect and direct microscopical examinations were the first step in the cascade of identification. Cultural characteristics, morphology characteristics and physiological tests( e.g. urease test, NaCl 3% test, hair perforation test, rice grain test) represent the complementary system in the cascade of identification. The latter tests were used mainly for differentiation between the dermatophytes close similarities to each other even after the application of the first and second steps in the cascade. The present results revealed the most common dermatophytes caused tinea capitis in North Gaza district was M.canis as zoophilic dermatophytes in percent of (92.5%) and (7.5%) was T.mentagrophytes. The previous results concluded that the domestic animals were the main causative agent in transporting the disease and high prevalence of tinea capitis in North Gaza district in comparison to the neighboring countries and might be indicated to the low limitations of peoples in dealing with the household animals e.g. cats ,dogs, rodents. The screening of antimicrobial activity of the essential oils (mentha piperta, thymus vulgaris, Cymbopogon citratus, and oreganum magoranum oil) against M. canis was determined by disc diffusion method and agar broth method. Mentha piperta oil determined as the strongest antifungal activity among oils of study while the Cymbopogon citratus oil was the second potential oil, Oreganum majoranum and Thymus vulgaris in the present study were the least potent antidermatophytic agents respectively .The present work revealed also that all oils were used in low concentrations and produced promised results in comparison to the positive control (Clotrimazole).

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: أ. طارق زياد عبد حنونة
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 08:49
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 08:49
URI: http://scholar.alaqsa.edu.ps/id/eprint/2051

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