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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 Mar 29. 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

    Proximal Subungual Onychomycosis in the Immunocompetent: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2018 Apr;17(4):475-478
    Proximal subungual onychomycosis (PSO), which predominantly involves the nail plate from the proximal nail fold, is the rarest form of onychomycosis. Classically associated with an immunocompromised state, PSO is an uncommon diagnosis in individuals without immunodeficiency. We present a case of a healthy 51-year-old man, who presented with a three-month history of white discoloration of multiple toenails. Read More

    Tinea pedis acquired in mosques?
    Mycoses 2018 Mar 30. Epub 2018 Mar 30.
    Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
    Interdigital tinea pedis is a mycotic infection of the feet which occurs mainly in adult males. The transmission is due to repeated contacts with the soil. In Italy, Trichophyton rubrum, T. Read More

    Efficacy of combination of ozonated water with oil for treatment of tinea pedis.
    Zhong Nan Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban 2018 Feb;43(2):147-151
    Department of Dermatology, Third Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410013, China.
    Objective: To evaluate efficacy of combined therapy with ozonated water and oil on patients with tinea pedis.
 Methods: A total of 60 patients with tinea pedis were divided into 2 groups in a randomized and blinded test. Patients in a control group were treated with naftinfine hydrochloride and ketoconazole cream once a day. Read More

    Treatment of Signs and Symptoms (Pruritus) of Interdigital Tinea Pedis With Econazole Nitrate Foam, 1.
    J Drugs Dermatol 2018 Feb;17(2):229-232
    Background: Tinea pedis is the most common dermatophyte infection. Treatment is critical to alleviate pruritic symptoms, to reduce the risk for secondary bacterial infection, and to limit the spread of infection to other body sites or other individuals. The objective of this study was to compare the abilities of econazole nitrate topical foam, 1% and ketoconazole cream (2%) to reduce pruritus, thus improving quality of life, and to determine patient preference for the foam product versus the cream product in patients with interdigital tinea pedis. Read More

    Prevalence and Clinical Correlation of Superficial Fungal Foot Infection in Thai Naval Rating Cadets.
    Mil Med 2018 Feb 13. Epub 2018 Feb 13.
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Wanglang Road, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand.
    Background: Superficial fungal foot infection is one of the most important dermatological diseases currently affecting military personnel. Many Thai naval rating cadets are found to suffer from superficial fungal foot infections and their sequels.

    Objective: To investigate prevalence, potent risk factors, responding pathogens and clinical correlation of superficial fungal foot infection in Thai naval rating cadets training in Naval rating school, Sattahip, Thailand. Read More

    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

    Severe lower limb cellulitis: defining the epidemiology and risk factors for primary episodes in a population-based case-control study.
    Clin Microbiol Infect 2018 Feb 7. Epub 2018 Feb 7.
    Infectious Diseases Department, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia; School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Harry Perkins Research Institute, Fiona Stanley Hospital, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia. Electronic address:
    Objective: To describe the epidemiology and risk factors for primary episodes of severe lower leg cellulitis (LLC).

    Methods: This was a longitudinal cohort study using state-wide data linkage of adults presenting to Western Australian (WA) hospitals with a first ever LLC from January 2002 to December 2013. The study aimed at determining risk factors, medical records from the index patient, together with comparable data from controls matched by age, sex, postcode, and month of admission. Read More

    [Prevalence of dermatomycoses in professional football players : A study based on data of German Bundesliga fitness check-ups (2013-2015) compared to data of the general population].
    Hautarzt 2018 Feb 7. Epub 2018 Feb 7.
    Institut für Versorgungsforschung in der Dermatologie und bei Pflegeberufen (IVDP), Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Martinistr. 52, 20246, Hamburg, Deutschland.
    Background: The prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of onychomycosis is of great importance for professional athletes to avoid physical limitations by complications. So far, there is only little data on the prevalence of dermatomycosis in professional athletes.

    Objectives: The aim of the study was to detect the prevalence of dermatomycosis in professional football players compared to the general population. Read More

    Blad-containing oligomer: a novel fungicide used in crop protection as an alternative treatment for tinea pedis and tinea versicolor.
    J Med Microbiol 2018 Feb;67(2):198-207
    1​CEV, SA, Parque Industrial de Cantanhede/Biocant-Park, lote 120, 3060-197 Cantanhede, Portugal.
    Purpose: The lack of novel antifungal drugs and the increasing incidence and severity of fungal infections are major concerns worldwide. Herein, we tested the activity of the Blad-containing oligomer (BCO), a new antifungal molecule already in use for agriculture, on Malassezia spp. and dermatophytes, the causal agents of human tinea versicolor and tinea pedis. Read More

    The efficacy of gaseous ozone against different forms of .
    Curr Med Mycol 2017 Jun;3(2):26-32
    Department of Medical Mycology, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.
    Background And Purpose: Ozone is an inorganic molecule with effective antimicrobial properties. Clinical treatment of ozonated water was used for the elimination of , , endotoxins, and biofilms from root canals. In addition, its therapeutic effects for tinea pedis, ulcers, and leishmaniasis were investigated. Read More

    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

    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

    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

    Clinical trial designs for topical antifungal treatments of onychomycosis and implications on clinical practice.
    Cutis 2017 Oct;100(4):259-264
    Pinehurst Skin Center, North Carolina, USA.
    There currently are 3 topical agents approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat onychomycosis: tavaborole, efinaconazole, and ciclopirox. The phase 3 clinical trial designs for these treatments and their notable differences make it difficult for clinicians to interpret the data into clinical practice. For example, the primary end point predominantly used to assess efficacy in all the trials is complete cure, defined as no involvement of the nail plus mycologic cure; also, a notable number of patients fail to achieve a complete cure despite clear improvement in the nail. Read More

    [Interdigital tinea pedis resulting from Fusarium spp. in Dakar, Senegal].
    J Mycol Med 2018 Mar 11;28(1):227-231. Epub 2017 Nov 11.
    Laboratoire de parasitologie-mycologie, CHU Aristide-Le-Dantec, BP 16477, Dakar, Sénégal; Service de parasitologie-mycologie, faculté de médecine, de pharmacie et d'odontologie, université Cheikh-Anta-Diop, BP 5005, Dakar, Sénégal.
    Introduction: Fungal interdigital tinea pedis (ITP) is a common pathology mainly due to dermatophytes and yeasts. Fusarium sp. is rarely incriminated in the genesis of intertrigo. Read More

    The risks and external effects of diabetic foot ulcer on diabetic patients: A hospital-based survey in Wuhan area, China.
    Wound Repair Regen 2017 09 12;25(5):858-863. Epub 2017 Dec 12.
    Department of Wound Repair Surgery, Liyuan Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.
    Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a common complication observed in diabetic patients and affects diabetic patients in multiple ways. Severe DFU even leads to amputation in many cases. Early detection and intervention of DFU in diabetic patients can significantly relieve the pain caused by the ulcer and also keep patients from losing limbs in severe cases. Read More

    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

    The Association between Tinea Pedis and Feet-Washing Behavior in Patients with Diabetes: A Cross-sectional Study.
    Adv Skin Wound Care 2017 Nov;30(11):510-516
    In Tokyo, Japan, Kimie Takehara, PhD, RN, is a Lecturer, Department of Nursing Administration/Advanced Clinical Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Ayumi Amemiya, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing Physiology, Graduate School of Nursing, Chiba University; Yuko Mugita, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor, Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Yuichiro Tsunemi, PhD, MD, is an Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Women's Medical University; Yoko Seko, RN, is a Nurse Manager, The University of Tokyo Hospital; Yumiko Ohashi, RN, is a Ward Nurse, The University of Tokyo Hospital; Kohjiro Ueki, PhD, MD, is a Director, Diabetes Research Center, Research Institute National Center for Global Health and Medicine; Takashi Kadowaki, PhD, MD, is a Professor, Department of Metabolic Diseases, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Makoto Oe, PhD, RN, is a Project Associate Professor, Global Nursing Research Center, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Takashi Nagase, PhD, MD, is a Project Lecturer, Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo; Mari Ikeda, PhD, RN, is a Professor, School of Nursing, Nursing Administration, Tokyo Women's Medical University; and Hiromi Sanada, PhD, WOCN, RN, is a Professor, Department of Nursing Administration/Advanced Clinical Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
    Objectives: To examine the correlations between elements of feet-washing behavior, presence of tinea pedis (TP), and patients' background characteristics in order to identify a concrete intervention method to prevent TP.

    Design And Participants: A cross-sectional study of 30 patients with diabetes (16 with TP) who were admitted to or visited the university hospital.

    Main Outcome Measures: The presence of TP was confirmed by the detection of dermatophytes by direct microscopy. Read More

    Oxyresveratrol, a Stilbene Compound from Morus alba L. Twig Extract Active Against Trichophyton rubrum.
    Phytother Res 2017 Dec 11;31(12):1842-1848. Epub 2017 Oct 11.
    College of Biotechnology, Southwest University, Chongqing, 400715, China.
    Morus alba L. (mulberry) twig is known to have an inhibitory effect on pathogens in traditional Chinese medicine. In the present study, the dermophytic fungus, Trichophyton rubrum, was used to evaluate the inhibitory effect of total M. Read More

    Successive potassium hydroxide testing for improved diagnosis of tinea pedis.
    Cutis 2017 Aug;100(2):110-114
    Division of Mycology, Department of Microbiology, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey.
    In this study, we investigated the role of successive potassium hydroxide (KOH) tests for the diagnosis of tinea pedis with different clinical presentations. The study included 135 patients with 200 lesions that were clinically suspicious for tinea pedis. Three samples of skin scrapings were taken from each lesion in the same session and were examined using a KOH test. Read More

    In vitro biofilms and antifungal susceptibility of dermatophyte and non-dermatophyte moulds involved in foot mycosis.
    Mycoses 2018 Feb 15;61(2):79-87. Epub 2017 Oct 15.
    Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
    Tinea pedis and onychomycosis are among the commonest fungal diseases in the world. Dermatophytes and, less frequently, non-dermatophyte moulds are aetiological agents of foot mycosis and are capable of forming biofilms. Fungal biofilm has demonstrated increasing drug resistance. Read More

    Epidemiological Study on Trichophyton Disseminating from the Feet of the Elderly.
    Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi 2017 ;72(3):177-183
    Graduate School of Health Care Science, Bunkyo Gakuin University.
    Objectives: To grasp the colonization status of Trichophyton in terms of spreading rate, we investigated the intergenerational epidemiological difference in the spreading rate of Trichophyton from teenagers to the elderly aged over 65. In addition, the elderly people were divided into two groups: those living at nursing homes and those living at their homes. We compared the two groups in terms of the difference in the spreading rate of Trichophyton. Read More

    [Fungal aetiologies and contributing factors of interdigital tinea pedis among policemen in Abidjan (Ivory Coast)].
    J Mycol Med 2017 Dec 5;27(4):561-566. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    Laboratoire de parasitologie, mycologie-zoologie, unité de formation et de recherche des sciences pharmaceutiques et biologiques, université Félix-Houphouët-Boigny, BPV 34 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire; Laboratoire de parasitologie-mycologie, centre de diagnostic et de recherche sur le sida et les autres maladies infectieuses, CHU de Treichville, BPV 3, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
    Aim Of The Study: Fungal interdigital tinea pedis are poorly documented in Ivory Coast. This study aimed to determine the distribution of fungal species and contributing factors of the disease among policemen in Abidjan.

    Patients And Methods: Our cross-sectional study was carried out at the police school in Abidjan. Read More

    Prevalence, Etiology, and Risk Factors of Tinea Pedis and Tinea Unguium in Tunisia.
    Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2017 9;2017:6835725. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Laboratoire de Mycologie, Pathologies et Biomarqueurs, Faculté des Sciences de Tunis, Université Tunis El Manar, 2092 Tunis, Tunisia.
    Background: Foot mycoses are a frequent disease that represents a public health problem worldwide.

    Objectives: This study aims to evaluate the epidemiology of foot mycoses among Tunisian patients, in order to determine the fungal etiological agents and to identify possible risk factors.

    Patients And Methods: A prospective study of three hundred and ninety-two patients was undertaken during one year (2013-2014). Read More

    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

    Dermatitis of the Foot: Epidemiologic and Clinical Features in 389 Children.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Sep 21;34(5):535-539. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
    Dermatology Department, Valencia University General Hospital, Valencia, Spain.
    Background/objectives: Footwear dermatitis is a form of contact dermatitis resulting from exposure to shoes. There have been only small studies regarding foot contact dermatitis in children. The present study was undertaken to define the prevalence and epidemiologic and clinical features of shoe dermatitis in children. Read More

    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

    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

    Marjolin's squamous cell carcinoma of the hallux following recurrent ingrown toenail infections.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 Jun 14;2017. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
    Marjolin's squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) affecting the toe is rare. Due to resemblance with benign conditions it can often result in misdiagnosis. We report a case of Marjolin's SCC affecting the proximal hallux in a patient with recurrent ingrown toenail infections. Read More

    Dermatophyte Antigen Kit.
    Med Mycol J 2017 ;58(2):J51-J54
    Department of Dermatology, Tokyo Women's Medical University.
    The dermatophyte antigen kit uses monoclonal antibodies that react with polysaccharides present in the dermatophyte cell wall to detect dermatophyte antigens in specimens based on the principle of immunochromatography. Clinical studies showed that the kit was very useful in the diagnosis of tinea unguium but not tinea pedis. The kit was therefore further developed as an in vitro diagnostic tool for tinea unguium and was approved by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency of Japan. Read More

    Treatment of Tinea Pedis in Elderly Patients Using External Preparations.
    Med Mycol J 2017 ;58(2):J35-J41
    Division of Hospital Pharmacy, Kyoundo Hospital.
    Infection rate of tinea pedis is high in the elderly, wherein treatment by a dermatologist should be considered to prevent infecting their family members. About 90 percent of cases with tinea pedis is treated only using external preparations. In treating the elderly with tinea pedis using external preparation, we should take into consideration that the elderly have thinner and weaker skin compared to younger people. Read More

    Antimicrobial activity of puffball(Bovistella radicata) and separation of bioactive compounds.
    AMB Express 2017 Dec 19;7(1):99. Epub 2017 May 19.
    School of Food Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, 124 ShenHua Building, 193rd TunXi Road, Hefei, 230009, Anhui, China.
    Background: To test the antimicrobial activity of different extracts and fermentation broth from puffball(Bovistella radicata), the different extracts and fermentation broth of puffball were prepared, the active fraction was investigated by UPLC-UV-MS and semi-preparative chromatograph.

    Results: Through zones of inhibition (ZOI) and minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) tests, the supernatant of fermentation possessed best antimicrobial activity in all extracts whose MIC value is 31.2 μg/ml against T. Read More

    The survey of tinea capitis and scalp dermatophyte carriage in nursing home residents.
    Med Mycol 2018 Feb;56(2):180-185
    Department of Dermatology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou and Taipei, Taiwan.
    Tinea capitis is a contagious dermatophyte infection of scalp and associated hairs. On the other hand, asymptomatic carriage is a status of positive dermatophyte scalp culture, but without signs or symptoms of tinea capitis, and no evidence of hair shaft invasion confirmed by direct microscopy. Tinea capitis and asymptomatic carriage mostly occur in children, but adult females are becoming another population in recent decades. Read More

    Interdigital melanoma simultaneously affecting two neighboring interdigital spaces : First description in the medical literature.
    Wien Med Wochenschr 2017 Apr 24. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
    Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Friedrichstrasse 41, 01067, Dresden, Germany.
    Background: Interdigital melanoma, as a subtype of acral lentiginous melanoma, is relatively uncommon in the Caucasian population. It frequently goes unrecognized for a prolonged period of time prior to diagnosis, due to its asymptomatic nature and variable clinical appearance.

    Methods: We report the case of a 67-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with interdigital malignant melanoma affecting two neighboring interdigital spaces. Read More

    High prevalence of superficial white onychomycosis by Trichophyton interdigitale in a Japanese nursing home with a geriatric hospital.
    Mycoses 2017 Oct 24;60(10):634-637. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
    Department of Dermatology, Kanazawa Medical University, Daigaku, Uchinada-machi, Kahoku-gun, Ishikawa, Japan.
    A mycological survey on feet was performed in a nursing home with a geriatric hospital to ascertain the prevalence of tinea lesions. Of 100 subjects, comprising 62 in the nursing home and 38 in the geriatric wing, 70 were diagnosed with tinea pedis, tinea unguium (onychomycosis) or both of which 54 had onychomycosis alone, nine tinea pedis alone and seven had co-existing onychomycosis and tinea pedis. The most common clinical type of onychomycosis was distal lateral subungual onychomycosis (DLSO) at 30 cases, followed by superficial white onychomycosis (SWO) at 23 cases. Read More

    Terbinafine Resistance of Trichophyton Clinical Isolates Caused by Specific Point Mutations in the Squalene Epoxidase Gene.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2017 07 27;61(7). Epub 2017 Jun 27.
    Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland
    Terbinafine is one of the allylamine antifungal agents whose target is squalene epoxidase (SQLE). This agent has been extensively used in the therapy of dermatophyte infections. The incidence of patients with tinea pedis or unguium tolerant to terbinafine treatment prompted us to screen the terbinafine resistance of all clinical isolates from the laboratory of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois collected over a 3-year period and to identify their mechanism of resistance. Read More

    Dermatological comorbidity in psoriasis: results from a large-scale cohort of employees.
    Arch Dermatol Res 2017 Jul 12;309(5):349-356. Epub 2017 Apr 12.
    German Center for Health Services Research in Dermatology (CVderm), Institute for Health Services Research in Dermatology and Nursing (IVDP), University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.
    The field of dermatological comorbidity in psoriasis is only passively explored with contradictory results. Objective of this study was to further investigate the complex field of psoriasis and associated skin diseases by identifying skin comorbidity patterns in an extensive cohort of employees in Germany. Retrospective analysis of data deriving from occupational skin cancer screenings was conducted. Read More

    Examining the accuracy of visual diagnosis of tinea pedis and tinea unguium in aged care facilities.
    J Wound Care 2017 Apr;26(4):179-183
    Professor, Department of Gerontological Nursing/Wound Care Management, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the accuracy of visual diagnosis of tinea pedis (Athlete's foot) and tinea unguium (fungal nail infection), as well as to provide information on skin abnormalities that could help identify these diseases in aged care facilities (long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and nursing homes).

    Method: A multicentre, cross-sectional observational study was conducted in a LTCF and two nursing homes. A dermatologist observed the skin abnormalities in the participants' interdigital and plantar areas, to screen for tinea pedis, and in the participants' toenails, to screen for tinea unguium. Read More

    Effects of different medial arch support heights on rearfoot kinematics.
    PLoS One 2017 3;12(3):e0172334. Epub 2017 Mar 3.
    University outpatient clinic, University of Potsdam, Department of Sports Medicine, Am Neuen Palais 10, Haus 12, Potsdam, Germany.
    Background: Foot orthoses are usually assumed to be effective by optimizing mechanically dynamic rearfoot configuration. However, the effect from a foot orthosis on kinematics that has been demonstrated scientifically has only been marginal. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of different heights in medial arch-supported foot orthoses on rear foot motion during gait. Read More

    Prescribing Pattern of Antifungal Medications at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Oman.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Dec 1;10(12):FC27-FC30. Epub 2016 Dec 1.
    Biomedical Scientist, Department of Pathology, Sultan Qaboos University , Al Khodh, Oman .
    Introduction: Inappropriate use of antifungal agents is implicated in the global burden of antifungal resistance, adverse outcomes like persistent infections, unnecessary exposure and increased cost. Data collection from time to time is to be done in order to have a check on the resistance/sensitivity pattern of the commonly prescribed antifungal drugs.

    Aim: To describe the pattern of antifungal drug prescription and administration to patients attending a university hospital in Oman. Read More

    Single-nucleotide polymorphism in a local population of Trichophyton rubrum.
    Med Mycol 2018 Jan;56(1):125-128
    Kashkin Research Institute of Medical Mycology, North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, St. Petersburg, Russia.
    Trichophyton rubrum is an important causative agent of superficial mycoses worldwide. To uncover a genetic composition of a local population of this fungus, we sequenced A7C99_6411 and A7C99_6714 loci, coding for hypothetical proteins and revealed two complex genotypes, differing by a single missense mutation in each locus. One of the two A7C99_6411/6714 genotypes was not found in tinea pedis cases and demonstrated mostly longer TRS-1 elements when compared to another genotype. Read More

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