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Epidemiological trends of superficial fungal infections in Upper Egypt: a cohort observational study Volume 28, issue 4, July-August 2018

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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt

Superficial fungal infections (SFIs) affect 20-25% of the world's population [1]. The most prevalent causative agents of SFIs are dermatophytes, yeasts, and moulds [2]. A significant variation in the prevalence and pattern of SFIs is evident in studies from Asia [2], Africa [3], Europe [4], and North America [5]. The objectives of this study were to determine clinical patterns of SFIs among patients attending a dermatology clinic in Upper Egypt, and identify demographic characteristics associated [...]