Dermatophytosis with Reference to Unani and Modern Concept: An Overview

  • Nighat Parveen P.G Scholar, Department of Moalejat, AKTC, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Mohd Mohsin Assistant Professor, Department of Amraz-e-Jild-wa-zahrawiya AKTC, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Badrudduja . Associate Professor, Department of Moalejat, AKTC, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • Jamal Azmat Assistant Professor, Department of Moalejat, AKTC, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Keywords: Unani, Modern, Qooba, Dermatophytosis, Historical review, Unani physician


Dermatopytosis are superficial infections of keratinized tissue caused by organisms of three genera of fungi known as the dermatophytes. In contrast dermatomycosis represents systemic and deep fungal infections that may have prominent cutaneous and systemic manifestations. This paper demonstrates both concepts of dermatophytosis Unani and Modern. In Unani literature, it is terned as Qooba. Explaining the historical review of any disease is a very difficult thing, why did it come into existence, currently how much treatment is available for the disease and also, there is a need to assess the progression of disease whether it is progressive or curable. We always try to control the disease, So for this we review the disease from time to time and try to give the best treatment to cure the disease.

It is also interesting to note that a number of physicians have done immense work in the field of Qooba. Some of the few may be Greeko- Roman, Arabs, Persian physician who has done some great amount of work with regard to Qooba.

As we may talk about the historical records and ancient literature of Qooba, It was the father of medicine,Hippocrates(377-460 BC) who first gave an ample amount of literature and right direction through his valuable humour theory.


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