Dermatophytes in military personnel

R. L. Garcia, J. V. VanDersarl, E. W. Kraus

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In a random survey of 100 Air Force non commissioned officers with over 10 years active duty, 15% had culturally proven dermatophytosis. Clinical and cultural correlation was poor, with 29% of the dermatophytes being isolated from normal skin. Only 40% of those with clinical lesions had dermatophytes isolated. Cultures were superior to KOH preparations for the demonstration of dermatophytes. These results are discussed in view of a previous study of the incidence of dermatophytes in Air Force basic trainees. Military life does not increase the incidence of dermatophytosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)728-729
Number of pages2
JournalMilitary medicine
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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