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    Tinea nigra in geographical forms of "heart" and "parrot beak".
    An Bras Dermatol 2011 Mar-Apr;86(2):389-90
    Dermatology Outpatient Clinic at University of Vale do Itajaí (Univali) - Itajaí (SC), Brazil.
    Through a photographic essay, we identified similarities between hyperchromic maculas of two cases of Tinea Nigra with images of a heart-shaped mangrove called "Coeur de Voh", located on the French island of New Caledonia (Oceania) and of a rock formation called "Parrot Beak" located on Cabeçudas Beach, Itajaí, Santa Catarina State (Brazil). Read More
    Tinea nigra: report of twelve cases in Venezuela.
    Mycopathologia 2005 Oct;160(3):235-8
    Sección de Micología Médica, Instituto de Medicina Tropical, 1041 Caracas, Venezuela.
    Tinea nigra is a superficial mycotic infection produced by Hortaea werneckii, formerly known as Phaeoannelomyces werneckii, formerly known as Exophiala werneckii, and Stenella araguata, the latter autochthonous in Venezuela, it was first described and named as Cladosporium castellanii in 1973. The present report describes 12 cases in the period of 1972-2002, diagnosed at the Medical Mycology Section at the Tropical Institute of the Universidad Central de Venezuela, in Caracas. This mycosis is more prevalent among young people, with fair skin, from 3 to 28 years of age, who visited beaches and in whom the lesions are more evident. Read More