An Bras Dermatol 2012 Jan-Feb;87(1):160-2
Vale do Itajai University, Itajai, SC, Brazil.
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 Jun;90(6):981
Department of Dermatology, University of Vale do Itajaí (Univali), Itajaí, SC, Brazil; Department of Pharmaceuticals-Biochemistry, University of Vale do Itajaí (Univali), Itajaí, SC, Brazil; Department of Dermatology, Botucatu School of Medical, Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho"-São Paulo, State University (FMBUNESP), Vital Brazil Hospital, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
A 7-year-old Caucasian female resident of the southern coast of Brazil presented dark spots on the left palm that converged to a unique macule with speckled pattern at about 1 month. The mycological exam and the fungi culture were typical of Hortaea werneckii, the agent of the superficial mycosis Tinea nigra. The patient received butenafine hydrochloride 1% for 30 days, resulting in a complete remission of the lesion. Read More
Pediatr Dermatol 2003 Jul-Aug;20(4):315-7
Complexo Hospitalar Padre Bento de Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil.
Tinea nigra, a relatively uncommon mycosis caused by Phaeoannelomyces werneckii, is typically seen as an asymptomatic brown or black macule on the hands and feet. We present two cases of tinea nigra in children in São Paulo, Brazil, and alert readers to the potential for confusion with melanocytic lesions. Read More
Dermatol Online J 2007 Jul 13;13(3):25. Epub 2007 Jul 13.
Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil.
Tinea nigra is a superficial mycosis associated with a dematiaceous fungus called Phaeoannellomyces werneckii. It is clinically characterized by asymptomatic non-scaly brown and black macules, the most common localization is the palmar region. Only one bilateral case occurring on the plantar skin and four palmar bilateral cases have been reported. Read More
J Am Acad Dermatol 2016 Dec;75(6):e219-e220
Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantations, University of Milan, IRCCS (Istituto di Ricerca e Cura a Carattere Scientifico) Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.