Dermatophytic mycetoma of the scalp due to an atypical strain of Microsporum audouinii identified by MALDI-TOF MS and ITS sequencing

Publication date: Available online 5 April 2019Source: Journal de Mycologie MédicaleAuthor(s): K. Diongue, A. Boye, L. Bréchard, M.A. Diallo, H. Dione, N.W. Ndoye, M. Diallo, S. Ranque, D. NdiayeAbstractDermatophytic mycetoma of the scalp is a rarity, especially when not associated with tinea capitis. Here, we report a case of dermatophytic mycetoma of the scalp, that was not associated with tinea capitis, caused by an atypical Microsporum audouinii strain. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case, thirty-eight years after the first that was published in 1980.
Source: Journal of Medical Mycology - Category: Biology Source Type: research

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