EFFICACY OF COMMONLY USED CREAMS AGAINST FUNGI CAUSING SKIN DISEASE IN SOKOTO METROPOLIS

Title:EFFICACY OF COMMONLY USED CREAMS AGAINST FUNGI CAUSING SKIN DISEASE IN SOKOTO METROPOLIS

Author(s): Shehu K, Salau I. A, Shinkafi S. A and Kasrawa A. B

ABSTRACT

Study on the efficacy of four (4) selected creams was carried out using Agar well method. Samples were collected from the slanted bottles, preserved in mycology lab of Biological Sciences Department, Usmanu Danfodiyo University. Antifungal susceptibility test were applied to selected fungal isolates, the antifungal which consisted of Endix G, Clotrimozole, Ketoconazole and Funbact A. were evaluated against T. rubrum,T. mentagrophyte, M. audouinii, M. gypseum, A. niger, A. flavus, and A. fumigatus and the pathogens M. audouinii and T. rubrum were highly susceptible against Clotrimozole and funbact A respectively. Isolate of M. gypseum was less susceptible to funbact A, and T. mentagrophyte show resistance to all tested antifungal. The studies recommend the susceptibility of the Endix G, Clotrimozole, and Funbact A, for the treatment of T. rubrum, M. audouinii and M. gypseum dermatophytoses.

Keywords: Dermatophytoses, Endix G, Clotrimozole, Funbact A and Ketoconazole

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