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Table 2 Status of KOH microscopy, fungal culture, first round PCR and nested PCR in suspected cases with hair fungal infections.

From: Rapid detection of dermatophytes from skin and hair

No of cases Patients on treatment KOH
microscopy
Culture shows growth of dermatophyte First round PCR Nested PCR
3 + - - - +
5 - + + - +
9 - + + + +
7 + + - + +
8 + + - - +
10 + - - + +
1 - - + - +
7 - - - - -
50 28 (56%) 29(58%) 15 (30%) 26(52%) 43(86%)