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Tinea corporis by Microsporum canis at a mycological laboratory staff: Unexpected results of epidemiological investigation.

Mycoses 2018 Jul 21. Epub 2018 Jul 21.

State Veterinary Laboratory, Słowicza 2, 20-336, Lublin, Poland.

Microsporum canis is a zoophilic dermatophyte, which is very contagious, especially to cats and dogs. Asymptomatic animal carriers of M. canis are regarded a critical factor in the epidemiology of the disease. Read More

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Cryptococcosis as a cause of nephrotic syndrome? A case report and review of the literature.

IDCases 2018 21;12:142-148. Epub 2018 May 21.

Infectious Diseases Unit, Sanz Medical Center, Laniado Hospital, Netanya, Israel.

We present a case of a 74 years old male with cutaneous cryptococcosis of the right forearm. var was cultivated from the skin and from the bloodstream. He was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis) 21 months prior to admission, which was steroid-dependent. Read More

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End of the road for terbinafine? Results of a pragmatic prospective cohort study of 500 patients.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2018 Jun 8. Epub 2018 Jun 8.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Background: There is a general impression among dermatologists in India that terbinafine has been losing its effectiveness in dermatophytoses over the past few years, but there are no recent data to support this.

Aims: To determine the effectiveness of terbinafine in tinea corporis, tinea cruris and tinea faciei with a pragmatic prospective cohort study.

Methods: A sample size of 361 patients was calculated taking a 5% margin of error and a 95% confidence level. Read More

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Ein Fall von Tinea corporis am Arm, verursacht durch Nannizzia gypsea, mit dermatoskopischen Bildern.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Jun;16(6):784-786

Department of Dermatology, Kitasato University Kitasato Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

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A case of tinea corporis on the arm caused by Nannizzia gypsea with dermatoscopic images.

J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2018 Jun;16(6):784-786

Department of Dermatology, Kitasato University Kitasato Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

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Is Antifungal Resistance a Cause for Treatment Failure in Dermatophytosis: A Study Focused on Tinea Corporis and Cruris from a Tertiary Centre?

Indian Dermatol Online J 2018 Mar-Apr;9(2):90-95

Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.

Background: Dermatophytoses are one of the most common skin diseases that have been largely simple to treat. However, in recent years, these infections have become recalcitrant to treatment which can possibly be due to antifungal resistance.

Aim: To analyze the resistance pattern of patients with recalcitrant dermatophytoses. Read More

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April 2018
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Infiltrative basal cell carcinoma mimicking tinea corporis.

Dermatol Online J 2018 Mar 15;24(3). Epub 2018 Mar 15.

Department of Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

The diagnosis of infiltrative basal cell carcinoma (BCC) can be delayed owing to its often subtle clinical findings. A 90-year-old woman presented with an asymptomatic annular pink plaque on her left shin that was clinically diagnosed as tinea corporis. After years of not responding to topical anti-fungal therapy, biopsies confirmed a diagnosis of infiltrative BCC. Read More

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March 2018
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Epidemiology of dermatophytoses in 31 municipalities of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina: A 6-year study.

Rev Iberoam Micol 2018 Apr - Jun;35(2):97-102. Epub 2018 Mar 29.

Mycology Department, INEI, ANLIS "Dr. Carlos G. Malbrán", Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Background: No reliable data are available in the province of Buenos Aires regarding the frequency of dermatophytoses and other fungal diseases. The distribution of the clinical forms and the species involved are also unknown.

Aims: To present the data collected by the laboratories participating in the Mycology Network of the province of Buenos Aires (MNPBA) from a retrospective epidemiological survey on dermatophytoses. Read More

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March 2018
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[Tinea capitis and onychomycosis due to Trichophyton soudanense : Successful treatment with fluconazole-literature review].

Hautarzt 2018 Mar 27. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Labor für medizinische Mikrobiologie, Partnerschaft Prof. Dr. med. Pietro Nenoff & Dr. med. Constanze Krüger, 04571, Rötha/OT Mölbis, Deutschland.

Two African girls who moved to Germany only 4 weeks ago presented to the dermatological office with itchy and scaling skin lesions of the scalp and the thighs. The entire scalp of both girls was affected by a white, dry dandruff and a squamous crust. Dry centrifugal spreading erythematosquamous lesions were found on the thighs. Read More

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High terbinafine resistance in Trichophyton interdigitale isolates in Delhi, India harbouring mutations in the squalene epoxidase gene.

Mycoses 2018 Jul 27;61(7):477-484. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India.

In the last few years, infections caused by dermatophytes along with a concomitant increase in the number of difficult to treat cases have increasingly been recognised, indicating that dermatophytosis remains a challenging public health problem. The majority of infections are caused by Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex. Terbinafine, an allylamine antifungal used orally and topically is considered to be a first-line drug in the therapy of dermatophyte infections. Read More

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July 2018
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An Outbreak of Microsporum canis infection at a military base associated with stray cat exposure and person-to-person transmission.

Mycoses 2018 Jul 24;61(7):472-476. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Israel Defense Forces Medical Corps, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Tinea corporis caused by Microsporum canis is usually associated with exposure to animals, but outbreaks with anthropophilic transmission were described. A large outbreak in a military base was investigated. We investigated the outbreak's source and risk factors for infection in order to contain and eliminate it. Read More

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July 2018
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[Tinea capitis by Microsporum gypseum, an infrequent species].

Arch Argent Pediatr 2018 Apr;116(2):e296-e299

Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital de Tomelloso, Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, España.

Tinea capitis is considered the most frequent dermatophyte infection in children. The etiological agents vary from time to time and by geographical area, although they normally are zoophilic dermatophytes and in the last years also anthropophilic species. We report a clinical case of inflammatory tinea capitis in a 6-year-old child caused by Microsporum gypseum, a geophilic fungus pathogenic to humans and animals. Read More

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Molecular Epidemiology of Trichophyton tonsurans, the Causative Dermatophyte of the Tinea Gladiatorum Epidemic in Japan between 2011 and 2015.

Jpn J Infect Dis 2018 Mar 28;71(2):140-144. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

Department of Dermatology, Kanazawa Medical University.

Trichophyton tonsurans, a major pathogen causing tinea capitis and tinea corporis, has been isolated from contact sports-players in Japan. The molecular types of 208 strains isolated between 2011 and 2015 were determined to understand the contemporary Japanese epidemic. Of these, 142 were isolated from practitioners of judo, 28 from wrestlers, 7 from sumo wrestlers, and 31 from individuals with unknown backgrounds. Read More

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March 2018
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Current Trends of Using Systemic Antifungal Drugs and their Comparative Efficacy in Tinea Corporis and Tinea Cruris in Outpatient Department of Dermatology in a Tertiary Level Hospital.

Mymensingh Med J 2018 Jan;27(1):52-56

Dr Taslima Sultana, M. Phil (Thesis Part), Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Mymensingh Medical College (MMC), Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

Tinea corporis & cruris are one of the earliest known fungal infection and are very common throughout the world. Although tinea corporis and tinea cruris does not cause mortality but causes morbidity and poses a major health problem. This study was conducted to evaluate the Comparative Efficacy of Terbinafine and Fluconazole in the Treatment of Tinea corporis and Tinea cruris. Read More

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January 2018

Characterizing the clinical isolates of dermatophytes in Hamadan city, Central west of Iran, using PCR-RLFP method.

J Mycol Med 2018 Mar 11;28(1):101-105. Epub 2018 Feb 11.

Infectious Diseases Research Center (IDRC), Department of Medical Parasitology and Mycology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran. Electronic address:

Objective: Dermatophytosis is one of the most common mycotic infections, which considered as a public health problem in the major of countries. This study evaluated the molecular epidemiology of dermatophytosis in patients referred to Farshchian hospital in Hamadan city with PCR-RFLP method.

Materials And Methods: Four hundred and five specimens from clinically suspected patients of dermatophytosis were collected and analyzed by direct microscopic and culture. Read More

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March 2018
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Impact of climate change on dermatological conditions related to flooding: update from the International Society of Dermatology Climate Change Committee.

Int J Dermatol 2018 Aug 29;57(8):901-910. Epub 2018 Jan 29.

Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Climate change contributes to the increase in severity and frequency of flooding, which is the most frequent and deadly disaster worldwide. Flood-related damage can be very severe and include health effects. Among those health impacts, dermatological diseases are one of the most frequently encountered. Read More

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August 2018
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Pityriasis Rosea: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Am Fam Physician 2018 Jan;97(1):38-44

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Pityriasis rosea is a common self-limiting rash that usually starts with a herald patch on the trunk and progresses along the Langer lines to a generalized rash over the trunk and limbs. The diagnosis is based on clinical and physical examination findings. The herald patch is an erythematous lesion with an elevated border and depressed center. Read More

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January 2018
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Italian multicentre study found infectious and vaccine-preventable diseases in children adopted from Africa and recommends prompt medical screening.

Acta Paediatr 2018 Jan 24. Epub 2018 Jan 24.

Division of Pediatrics, Department of Health Sciences, IRCAD (Interdisciplinary Research Center of Autoimmune Diseases), University of Piemonte Orientale Amedeo Avogadro, Novara, Italy.

Aim: This study evaluated the prevalence of infectious diseases and immunisation status of children adopted from Africa.

Methods: We studied 762 African children referred to 11 Italian paediatric centres in 2009-2015. Clinical and laboratory data were retrospectively collected and analysed. Read More

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January 2018
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Recurrent dermatophytosis: A rising problem in Sikkim, a Himalayan state of India.

Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017 Oct-Dec;60(4):541-545

Department of Dermatology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim, India.

Changing pattern of dermatophytic infection among people of Sikkim over the past few years and its recurrence rate has brought a need to do a study on clinical pattern and its recurrence from this part of the country. The objectives of this study are to discern the clinical patterns of dermatophytosis, identification of the isolated fungi to its species level and to see the pattern of its recurrence. The study was carried out from January 2015 to May 2016. Read More

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January 2018
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Epidemiological status of dermatophytosis in Guilan, north of Iran.

Curr Med Mycol 2017 Mar;3(1):20-24

Division of Molecular Biology, Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Background And Purpose: The epidemiological features of dermatophytoses have been characterized in many geographical locations of Iran, but not in Guilan, North of Iran. This study was carried out to determine the distribution pattern of dermatophytoses and their relevant agents in Guilan, North of Iran, over a period of one year, from April 2010 to April 2011.

Materials And Methods: The clinical samples of skin, hair, and nail from 889 outpatients (317 men vs. Read More

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March 2017
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Composition of minerals and trace elements at Mamasani thermal source: A possible preventive treatment for some skin diseases.

J Educ Health Promot 2017 4;6:110. Epub 2017 Dec 4.

Molecular Dermatology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Introduction: Some skin diseases are incurable and modern medicine can only control them. In addition, alternative treatment remedies including balneotherapy can be effective in improving skin conditions. However, there are only a limited number of studies on particular mineral or trace elements of mineral sources that have been identified in Iran. Read More

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December 2017
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Common Child and Adolescent Cutaneous Infestations and Fungal Infections.

Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care 2018 Jan 6;48(1):3-25. Epub 2017 Dec 6.

Department of Dermatology, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, OH.

Cutaneous infections and infestations are common among children and adolescents. Ectoparasitic infestations affect individuals across the globe. Head lice, body lice, scabies, and infestations with bed bugs are seen in individuals who reside in both resource poor areas and in developed countries. Read More

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January 2018
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[A different kind of wrestler's ear].

HNO 2018 Jul;66(7):559-561

Klinik für Hals‑, Nasen- und Ohrenheilkunde, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Kirrberger Straße, 66421, Homburg/Saar, Deutschland.

We report the case of a 19-year-old patient who presented with recurrent circular and scaly skin changes. The patient reported wrestling as his main leisure activity. After an unsuccessful attempt at local antibiotic treatment, detailed dermatological work-up revealed the skin changes to be tinea corporis gladiatorum. Read More

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July 2018
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Infection by Microsporum canis in Paediatric Patients: A Veterinary Perspective.

Vet Sci 2017 Sep 19;4(3). Epub 2017 Sep 19.

Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie, Università di Torino, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy.

is a dermatophyte fungus of which cats and dogs are recognized as the natural hosts. is also easily transmitted to humans, causing lesions to the glabrous skin () and to the head (). The present study describes some cases of infection with in children from a veterinary perspective, highlighting some important features of this clinical entity (e. Read More

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September 2017
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Management of mycoses in daily practice.

G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2017 Dec;152(6):642-650

Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, IRCCS Foundation, Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy -

The guideline recommendations, albeit founded on thorough reviews of clinically relevant literature data, are often not immediately adaptable to everyday life. Considering the marked heterogeneity of superficial mycoses, each of them requires specific management in a real life context; in all cases diagnostic confirmation is required with microscopic and culture examination. In tinea capitis oral therapy is necessary (minimum six weeks) and should be continued until clinical and, above all, mycological healing. Read More

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December 2017
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Neonatal tinea corporis.

Med J Aust 2017 Oct;207(8):324

Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, NT.

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October 2017
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Epidemiology of human dermatophytoses in Africa.

Med Mycol 2018 Feb;56(2):145-161

Aix-Marseille Univ, APHM, CHU Timone, IP-TPT, Parasitologie-Mycologie, Marseille, France.

In this critical literature review, we summarize the epidemiological trends of dermatophytoses reported in Africa. Our findings clearly emphasize the heavy burden of dermatophytosis in Africa. Tinea capitis is the primary clinical presentation of dermatophytosis in African children throughout the entire African continent. Read More

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February 2018
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Tinea corporis caused by Trichophyton equinum in a rider and review of the literature.

Infection 2018 Feb 6;46(1):135-137. Epub 2017 Sep 6.

Department of Veterinary Sciences, Sector of Parasitology, University of Turin, Turin, Italy.

Background: Trichophyton equinum is a zoophilic dermatophyte usually causing ringworm in horses. Cases of skin infections in humans are very rare. CASE REPORT : ​We describe a case of tinea corporis caused by T. Read More

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February 2018
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Human Infections with Microsporum gypseum Complex (Nannizzia gypsea) in Slovenia.

Mycopathologia 2017 Dec 24;182(11-12):1069-1075. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Microsporum gypseum complex is a group of geophillic dermatophytes with a worldwide distribution and is a rare cause of dermatomycoses in humans. The infection most commonly presents as tinea corporis, with some geographical and occupational variations. We studied M. Read More

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December 2017
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Case Report of Onychomycosis and Tinea Corporis Due to Microsporum gypseum.

J Cutan Med Surg 2018 Jan/Feb;22(1):94-96. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

2 Department of Dermatology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA.

Background: Microsporum gypseum is a geophilic dermatophyte that colonises keratinous substances in the soil. Fur-bearing animals carry this dermatophyte but are rarely infected. Human infection can be acquired from the soil, carrier or infected animals, and rarely other humans. Read More

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August 2017
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Skin rash in a 2-week-old infant.

Allergy Asthma Proc 2017 09;38(5):390-393

We presented a case of a male infant with annular patchy rash on his torso since 2 weeks of age. This was initially diagnosed as tinea corporis but did not respond to oral antifungal treatment. Because of the appearance of the rash and a history of a certain disease in a maternal aunt, we suspected the most probable cause of the rash and the diagnosis was confirmed by laboratory testing. Read More

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September 2017
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Porokeratosis Ptychotropica Coexisting with Tinea Corporis.

Ann Dermatol 2017 Aug 21;29(4):506-508. Epub 2017 Jun 21.

Department of Dermatology, Wonju Severance Christian Hospital, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.

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August 2017
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The association of isoconazole-diflucortolone in the treatment of pediatric tinea corporis.

J Dermatolog Treat 2018 Mar 19;29(2):200-201. Epub 2017 Sep 19.

a Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation , Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico , Milan , Italy.

Background: Tinea corporis is a common mycotic infection in children. Staphylococcus aureus superinfections may be observed in atopic children with tinea corporis suffering from severe pruritus and consequent scratching.

Objective: From 2006 to 2011, we observed 288 children with mycologically proven tinea corporis. Read More

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March 2018
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Tinea corporis presenting as disseminated verrucous plaques caused by Arthroderma incurvatum in a young Indian boy.

Australas J Dermatol 2017 Nov 21;58(4):e265-e267. Epub 2017 Jul 21.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

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November 2017
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A severe transmissible Majocchi's granuloma in an immunocompetent returned traveler.

Med Mycol Case Rep 2017 Dec 6;18:5-7. Epub 2017 Jul 6.

Public Health Microbiology Forensic and Scientific Services, Health Support Queensland, Australia.

Severe dermatophyte infection is rare in immunocompetent adults. Recently cases have been described in travelers returning from South East Asia (Luchsinger et al., 2015) [1]. Read More

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December 2017
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Case of inflammatory tinea corporis affecting the dorsal surface of the thumb in a nail salon technician.

J Dermatol 2017 Nov 17;44(11):e294-e295. Epub 2017 Jul 17.

Department of Dermatology, Kanazawa Medical University, Uchinada, Japan.

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November 2017

Epidemiological survey of dermatophytosis in Damascus, Syria, from 2008 to 2016.

Curr Med Mycol 2016 Sep;2(3):32-36

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of pharmacy, Arab international university (AIU), Ghabaghib, Daraa Governorate, Syria.

Background And Purpose: It is important to follow annually the probable changes in distribution pattern of dermatophytosis and its etiological agents in different communities. In this study, we determined the prevalence of dermatophytosis and its causative agents in Damascus, Syria, between 2008 and 2016.

Materials And Methods: A total of 4080 outpatients who visited the dermatological clinics in Damascus, were evaluated. Read More

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September 2016
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Analysis on curative effects and safety of 2% liranaftate ointment in treating tinea pedis and tinea corporis & cruris.

Pak J Pharm Sci 2017 May;30(3(Special)):1103-1106

Xinjiang Medical University, Wulumuqi, China.

The paper is intended to analyze and evaluate the specific curative effect and safety of 2% liranaftate ointment in treating patients with tinea pedis and tinea cruris. 1,100 cases of patients with tinea pedis and tinea corporis & cruris were selected as research objects and were divided into two groups according to the random number table method. They were treated with different methods: 550 cases of patients were treated with 2% liranaftate ointment for external use in the observation group and the rest 550 cases of patients were treated with 1% bifonazole cream in the control group. Read More

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May 2017
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Spectrum and burden of dermatophytes in children.

J Infect 2017 Jun;74 Suppl 1:S54-S60

Department of Dermatology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH, UK. Electronic address:

Tinea capitis is the most important superficial fungal condition in children. It is often unrecognised but the presence of alopecia, scale and lymphadenopathy, especially in inner-city children should prompt investigation. An understanding of changing epidemiology and prevalence of causative organisms is important in deciding appropriate therapy. Read More

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June 2017
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Clinico-mycological study of dermatophytic infections and their sensitivity to antifungal drugs in a tertiary care center.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2017 Jul-Aug;83(4):436-440

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Background: Worldwide, dermatophytic infections are running a chronic course either due to ineffective treatment or emerging drug resistance. In the past three decades, there has been an increase in incidence and non-responsiveness to conventional antifungals, which suggests that there is a need of antifungal sensitivity testing.

Aims: This study was aimed at identifying clinico-mycological pattern of dermatophytic infections in patients attending thedermatology outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital, and to obtain the sensitivity pattern of isolates against six commonly used oral antifungals (fluconazole, terbinafine, itraconazole, ketoconazole, griseofulvin and voriconazole). Read More

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March 2018
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Tinea corporis in a wrestling team cheerleader.

Int J Womens Dermatol 2016 Dec 6;2(4):143-144. Epub 2016 Dec 6.

Department of Dermatology, University of Iowa.

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December 2016
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Dermatophytes and dermatophytosis in the eastern and southern parts of Africa.

Authors:
E I Nweze I E Eke

Med Mycol 2018 Jan;56(1):13-28

Department of Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Dermatophytosis is currently a disease of global importance and a public health burden. It is caused by dermatophytes, which attack and grow on dead animal keratin. Dermatophytes belong to three genera, namely, Epidermophyton, Microsporum, and Trichophyton. Read More

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January 2018
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Umbilical Psoriasis versus Tinea Corporis in Infants: A Simple Clinical Diagnosis/Image View.

Pediatr Neonatol 2017 06 17;58(3):291-292. Epub 2017 Feb 17.

Department of Pathology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Targu-Mures, Street Gheorghe Marinescu nr. 38, Targu-Mures 540139, Romania.

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June 2017
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A Patient with Cystic Granuloma Trichophyticum who Required Surgical Resection.

Med Mycol J 2017 ;58(1):E29-E32

Department of Health and Nutrition, Wayo Women's University.

A 62-year-old male with numerous subcutaneous nodules in the lower extremities was referred to The University of Tokyo Hospital. The patient suffered from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), diabetes mellitus, and persisting hepatic dysfunction, and had been treated for SLE with oral prednisolone 20 mg/day and oral cyclosporine 3 mg/kg/day. The culture of scales collected from the patient's skin surface on Sabouraud's dextrose agar medium showed features of Trichophyton rubrum. Read More

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August 2017
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Common Skin Conditions in Children: Skin Infections.

FP Essent 2017 Feb;453:26-32

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine Dermatology Residency Program, 410 Market St. Suite 400 CB#7715, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Skin infections account for a significant subset of dermatologic conditions of childhood. Common cutaneous viral infections in children include warts, molluscum contagiosum, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and herpes simplex. Although viral infections are self-limited and often only mildly symptomatic, they can cause anxiety, embarrassment, and health care use. Read More

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February 2017
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Incidence and biodiversity of yeasts, dermatophytes and non-dermatophytes in superficial skin infections in Assiut, Egypt.

J Mycol Med 2017 Jun 7;27(2):166-179. Epub 2017 Feb 7.

Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Assiut University Mycological Centre, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

Objective: The aim was to identify the incidence of the causal agents from dermatophytes, non-dermatophytes and yeasts in Assiut Governorate employing, beside the morphological and physiological techniques, the genotypic ones.

Patients: Samples from infected nails, skin and hair were taken from 125 patients.

Materials And Methods: Patients who presented with onychomycosis, tinea capitis, tinea corporis, tinea cruris and tinea pedis during the period from February 2012 to October 2015 were clinically examined and diagnosed by dermatologists and were guided to Assiut University Mycological Centre for direct microscopic examination, culturing and identification. Read More

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June 2017
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Severe Chromoblastomycosis-Like Cutaneous Infection Caused by .

Front Microbiol 2017 25;8:83. Epub 2017 Jan 25.

Department of Dermatology, Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical UniversityShanghai, China; Key Laboratory of Molecular Medical Mycology, Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Second Military Medical UniversityShanghai, China; Department of Dermatology, First Hospital of Xinjiang Medical UniversityUrumqi, China.

species are saprophytic filamentous fungi commonly found in the soil, dung, and animal fur. Subcutaneous infection caused by this organism is rare in humans. We report a case of subcutaneous fungal infection caused by in a 38-year-old woman. Read More

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January 2017
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Computational analysis of conserved coil functional residues in the mitochondrial genomic sequences of dermatophytes.

Bioinformation 2016 15;12(3):197-201. Epub 2016 Jun 15.

Biotechnology Branch, University Institute of Engineering and Technology (U.I.E.T), Punjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India.

Dermatophyte is a group of closely related fungi that have the capacity to invade keratinized tissue of humans and other animals. The infection known as dermatophytosis, caused by members of the genera Microsporum, Trichophyton, and Epidermophyton includes infection to the groin (tinea cruris), beard (tinea barbae), scalp (tinea capitis), feet (tinea pedis), glabrous skin (tinea corporis), nail (tinea unguium), and hand (tinea manuum). The identification of evolutionary relationship between these three genera of dermatophyte is epidemiologically important to understand their pathogenicity. Read More

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June 2016
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Relationship Between Phenotypic and Genotypic Characteristics of Trichophyton mentagrophytes Strains Isolated from Patients with Dermatophytosis.

Mycopathologia 2017 Jun 18;182(5-6):487-493. Epub 2017 Jan 18.

Parasitology-Mycology Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Mohamed El Karoui Street, 4002, Sousse, Tunisia.

According to epidemiological, clinical and mycological criteria, it has long been admitted that the Trichophyton mentagrophytes species includes two varieties: a zoophilic variety (var. mentagrophytes) and an anthropophilic variety (var. interdigitale) that involve the upper and the lower part of the body, respectively. Read More

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June 2017
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