An observational clinico etiological study of Kushta with specific reference to Tinea corporis

  • Abhitha A Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG and PhD studies in Roga Nidana Evum Vikruti Vigyan, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
  • Arunkumar M Associate Professor, Department of PG and PhD studies in Roga Nidana Evum Vikruti Vigyan, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
  • Nagaraj S Professor & HOD, Department of PG and PhD studies in Roga Nidana Evum Vikruti Vigyan, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
  • Sandesh Kumar Shetty Associate Professor, Department of PG and PhD studies in Swasthavrittam, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Tinea corporis, Krimi, Kushta, Kleda

Abstract

Background: Skin diseases are among the most common health problems worldwide and are associated with considerable burden. In Ayurveda classics, skin disorders are termed in general as Kushta and are caused with involvement of Vata, Pitta, Shleshma and Krimi. Among the diversified etiological factors Krimi has a great importance. So, here an attempt is made to evaluate the clinical types, to isolate the common fungal species, etiological factors and to identify probable risk factors of Krimijanya Kushta in the present population. Objectives: To evaluate the clinical types, etiological factors and to identify probable risk factors of Krimijanya Kushta with special reference to Tinea Corporis and to isolate the prevalent causative fungal species. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 patients clinically diagnosed with tinea corporis and fulfilling the inclusion criteria were taken for the study. Results: Among 31 patients studied percentage of growth of different species of dermatophytes in culture study are given as follows, 48.4% are Trichophyton, 6.5% were Trichosporon, 3.2% were Microsporum Gypseum, 19.4% were Epidermophyton,16.1% were Candida, 3.2% were Aspergillus, 3.2% were found no growth. Conclusion: Aharaja and Viharaja Nidana mentioned in Kushta Nidana as well as Krimi Nidana were found to have Madhura, Amla, Lavana Rasa, Guru Guna, Vidahi, and Kledakaraka property which cause Swedaavarodha and is crucial for Kushta Utpathi as well as Krimi Utpatti. The prevalent causative fungal species found in the study were Trichophyton, Epidermophyton, Aspergillus, Trichosporon, Microsporum gypseum. Clinically to approach Kushta, better to be done through culture study.

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Abhitha A, Arunkumar M, Nagaraj S, & Sandesh Kumar Shetty. (2022). An observational clinico etiological study of Kushta with specific reference to Tinea corporis. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 7(7), 65 - 72. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1932
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