Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
Blue
   
Curve Top
Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 913-915
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.913.915
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

A Study on Fungal Infection Athlete’s Foot among Soccer Players in the Esfahan City Sport Clubs

F. Nikookhah, A. Azamian and M. Mahzounieh

Abstract:
The objective of this study is to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for tinea pedis in soccer players. This study was done in summer 2002 on 180 soccer players of the 8 first league clubs of Esfahan. Samples were collected from two forth-interdigital toe web spaces and cultured on Scc agar medium and incubated for 3 weeks. The results showed that a bout 3.33% (n = 6) of players were positive in 3 out of 8 teams. Trichophyton rubrum had a most frequency (4 cases). Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Epidermophyton floccosum isolated from 2 cases. Besides, some factors include exercise hours, kind of stockings and shoes, amount of foot perspiration and route of showering detected by questionnaire. There were not any significant differences between these factors and frequency of infection (p>0.05). However significant relation was observed between different clubs and the frequency of infection in players (χ2 = 0.035).
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
How to cite this article:

F. Nikookhah, A. Azamian and M. Mahzounieh , 2007. A Study on Fungal Infection Athlete’s Foot among Soccer Players in the Esfahan City Sport Clubs. Journal of Medical Sciences, 7: 913-915.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.913.915

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2007.913.915

COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom