Rev Chilena Infectol 2013 Feb;30(1):90-3
Servicio de Dermatología, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, Chile.
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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
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
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
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