Qooba (dermatophytosis) is the roughness on the surface of the skin, which is associated with itching, scaling, erythema, and dryness. In modern literature, Dermatophytosis is defined as a superficial infection of the keratinized layer of skin caused by a group of keratinophilic fungi. According to Unani Medicine, blood dyscrasia is responsible for the pathogenesis of Qooba (dermatophytosis). Dermatophytosis is the commonest form of skin infection affecting about 20-25% of the world population and poses a considerable worldwide health problem as per the WHO report. This review study makes an effort to identify the cause of Dermatophytosis and describes the condition's classification and treatment from both the Unani and modern medicine perspectives.
How to cite this article:
Shadma Ishrat, Zamir Ahmad, SM Ahmer, Nazish Fatima. A comprehensive review on Qooba (Dermatophytosis). Int J Unani Integ Med 2022;6(3):27-32. DOI: 10.33545/2616454X.2022.v6.i3a.217