[Tinea nigra: a allochthonous case report in Chile].

Rev Chilena Infectol 2013 Feb;30(1):90-3

Servicio de Dermatología, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Chile.

Tinea nigra is a superficial mycosis caused by Hortaea werneckii. It is an infrequent asymptomatic infection that affects mainly human palms and soles, and it is mostly seen in tropical countries. It has not been reported in Chile yet. The clinical presentation is generally a single macule, not symptomatic, of brown color in palms and soles. We report a case of a Chilean woman that developed brown macules on both soles after travel to the United States and Central America. The diagnosis of Tinea nigra was confirmed by direct microscopic examination and mycological culture. She had a good response to treatment with oral itraconazol.
PDF Download - Full Text Link
( Please be advised that this article is hosted on an external website not affiliated with PubFacts.com)
Source Status
http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182013000100016DOI ListingPossible
February 2013
5 Reads

Similar Publications

A case of bullous tinea pedis with dermatophytid reaction caused by Trichophyton violaceum.

Mycoses 2006 May;49(3):249-50

Summary The authors report a case of bullous tinea pedis caused by Trichophyton violaceum with dermatophytid reaction in a 26-year-old woman who had been in Africa. Diagnosis was based on mycological examination (direct microscope observation and culture). Recovery was achieved after systemic antimycotic therapy with itraconazole and topical imidazole for a month. Read More

View Article
May 2006

Tinea nigra by Hortaea werneckii, a report of 22 cases from Mexico.

Stud Mycol 2008 ;61:77-82

Department of Mycology, Hospital General de México, Sánchez Azcona 317-202, Col del Valle, México D.F. CP 03020, Mexico.

Tinea nigra is a superficial mycosis caused by Hortaea werneckii. It is an infrequent asymptomatic infection that affects human palms and soles, and is mostly observed in tropical countries. We evaluate retrospectively twenty-two confirmed cases of tinea nigra from a total of eleven yr (1997-2007) and discuss the epidemiology, clinical features and treatment of this disease. Read More

View Article
July 2011

Bilateral Tinea Nigra Plantaris with Good Response to Isoconazole Cream: A Case Report.

Case Rep Dermatol 2015 Sep-Dec;7(3):306-10. Epub 2015 Oct 28.

Sector of Dermatology, University Hospital and School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Tinea nigra is a superficial fungal infection caused by Hortaea werneckii. It typically affects young individuals as an asymptomatic unilateral macule, from light brown to black on the palms and soles, mainly in tropical and subtropical regions. In 1997, Gupta et al. Read More

View Article
November 2015

Bilateral tinea nigra plantaris and tinea nigra plantaris mimicking melanoma.

Cutis 1999 Oct;64(4):265-8

Department of Dermatology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Center, New York, USA.

Tinea nigra, a superficial fungal infection caused by Phaeoannellomyces werneckii, presents as a hyperpigmented, nonscaling macule of variable size and shape. Typically lacking induration, erythema, or pruritus, these "ink spot" lesions may resemble junctional nevi or malignant melanoma. Rapid, noninvasive diagnosis can be provided by potassium hydroxide examination, demonstrating numerous large, dematiaceous hyphae. Read More

View Article
October 1999