Dermatophytosis caused by Nannizzia nana in two siblings.

CONCLUSIONS: N. nana dermatophytosis, although being rare in humans, can be treated as other cases of dermatophytosis. PMID: 30691951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

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Abstract Dermatomycoses are dermatological infections very commonly encountered in private dermatological practice since they affect up to one third of the population. However, the symptoms are very often shared by other skin infections and disorders and may be highly atypical. It is thus impossible to make a diagnosis with any certainty on clinical grounds alone. For this reason, mycological diagnosis is essential to either confirm or rule out dermatomycosis, and is unavoidable when antifungal therapy is required for the treatment of ringworm of the scalp or beard, or for onychomycosis. It is also vital where the...
Source: Annales de Dermatologie et de Cenereologie - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Ann Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
The objective of this work is to study the clinical and epidemiological profile of T. violaceum infections.Material and methodsThis is a descriptive retrospective study of a series of twelve cases of T. violaceum dermatophytosis diagnosed among patients referred to our laboratory for suspicion of dermatomycosis during a period from January 2011 to December 2016. The diagnosis was based on the positivity of direct examination and culture, and the identification of our strains on the macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of the colonies.ResultsThe mean age at diagnosis was 8.6 years with a sex ratio...
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Abstract  There is an urgent need to promote home medical care in Japan because of the country's superaging society. Community pharmacists are expected to play an important role as part of home medical care teams. The prevalence of nail ringworm is high among home-care patients and can cause decreases in the quality of life, including difficulty in walking due to pain caused by nail deformation and inflammation around infected nails. Nail ringworm is typically treated with oral medication. However, the condition is left untreated in many elderly patients because of the risk of drug-drug interactions or concerns ...
Source: Yakugaku Zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Yakugaku Zasshi Source Type: research
Abstract  The aim of this study was to assess the effects of cooperation by visiting nurses and physicians experienced in general patient care, dermatology, and podiatry for the treatment of ringworm. Questionnaires were delivered to 1184 patients receiving home-based care by one of 14 participating visiting nursing establishments with a combined capacity of 3273 patients throughout five wards of the Tokyo metropolitan area. Responses were obtained from 691 patients (participation rate, 60.2%; average age, 80.2 years). The onychomycosis morbidity rate among home care patients was 22.7%. The results showed a sign...
Source: Yakugaku Zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Yakugaku Zasshi Source Type: research
Authors: Nenoff P, Krüger C, Schulze I, Koch D, Rahmig N, Hipler UC, Uhrlaß S Abstract 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. The surface of the left thumbnail of the younger girl was whitish. The Blancophor® preparations which were performed under the suspicion of a tinea capitis et corporis an...
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
The objective of this work is to study the clinical and epidemiological profile of T. violaceum infections. Material and methods This is a descriptive retrospective study of a series of twelve cases of T. violaceum dermatophytosis diagnosed among patients referred to our laboratory for suspicion of dermatomycosis during a period from January 2011 to December 2016. The diagnosis was based on the positivity of direct examination and culture, and the identification of our strains on the macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of the colonies. Results The mean age at diagnosis was 8.6 years with a sex r...
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Authors: Drago L, Micali G, Papini M, Piraccini BM, Veraldi S Abstract 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. In cases of tinea corporis, cruris...
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
Conclusions Yeasts were the main causal agents followed by non-dermatophytic fungi (mainly species of Aspergillus, then Alternaria, Scopulariopsis and Fusarium). Both direct microscopic preparations and culturing are recommended for mycological evaluation of clinical specimens. Sequence analysis of ITS region is recommended for yeast identification.
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Discussion–conclusion Notre observation a fait surtout le point sur l’identification d’une espèce, décrite une seule fois au Maroc comme agent d’onychomycose des pieds. Une éventuelle émergence de cette espèce dans notre pays n’est pas loin d’être possible. Introduction Trichophyton tonsurans is an anthropophilic dermatophyte, frequent in the USA and in Asia where it is responsible for causing tinea capitis. At present, we attend an emergence of this species in certain regions where it was not or little met. Here, we report a case of onychomycosis...
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Summary During the mycological analysis of skin and nail samples taken from patients with onychomycosis and tineas in Assiut city, it is interesting to report that yeast fungi were the main causal agents being cultured from 45.79% of total cases. In general, 21 species of yeast were isolated. Some of these are reported for the first time from clinical specimens. From the literature available up‐to‐date around the world, this study reports for the first time Saccharomycopsis fibuligera as the causal agent of four clinical cases: two onychomycoses, one tinea capitis and one tinea amiantacea. Also, it is reported here the...
Source: Mycoses - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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