Ringworm: Evaluation of C-reactive Protein and Lipid Profile as well as Their Correlation with the Patients Age and Body Mass Index

Authors

  • Md Shafiul Hossen Department of Pharmacy, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Auditi Kar Department of Pharmacy, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh
  • Hasan Moinul Haque Department of Pharmacy, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Noakhali-3814, Bangladesh.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v19i4.46624

Keywords:

evaluation, ringworm, inflammatory marker, lipid profile, patients.

Abstract

Objectives: Ringworm is a common cutaneous fungal disease with worldwide distribution.It may lead to the abnormal c-reactive protein levels and metabolism of lipid. Thus this study has been designed for determining serum CRP and also evaluating the Lipid profile in patients associated with ringworm.

Materials and methods: This study recruited 25 patients with ringworm (cases) and 25 healthy individuals (controls). A questionnaire of personal characteristics was completed for each patient and control. Inflammatory marker (CRP) and Serum lipid profile (total, lowdensity lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and triglyceride) was recorded for each case and control. The test of significance was applied for statistical analysis.

Results and discussion: The mean serum CRP were 1.608±0.14 and 0.648±0.03 mg/dl and total cholesterol level were 175.09±3.26 and 182.09±3.01 mg/dl in ringworm patients and control subject respectively. It was also observed that the serum TG; HDL; LDL levels were 131.76±3.07 and 139.84±3.47 mg/dl; 80.79±1.79 and 73.35±4.14 mg/dl; 67.95±4.64 and 86.55±3.70 mg/dl in patients and control group respectively. The value of CRP was significantly increased in patients compared to control group (p <0.05). There was no significant difference of lipid profile study between patients and control

Conclusion: Findings of this study indicate increased concentrations of CRP in patients affected to ringworm and its role in this infection. Patients should thus be routinely screened for such abnormalities Probably observation of lipid profile in healthy individuals in compare with patients group indicates that it has no relationship in case of ringworm.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.19(4) 2020 p.673-677

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Published

2020-04-12

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Hossen, M. S., Kar, A., & Haque, H. M. (2020). Ringworm: Evaluation of C-reactive Protein and Lipid Profile as well as Their Correlation with the Patients Age and Body Mass Index. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 19(4), 673–677. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v19i4.46624

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