The first case report of kerion-type scalp mycosis caused by Aspergillus protuberus

We report a rare case of kerion-type scalp mycosis caused by A. protu...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research

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Tinea capitis (TC) is a dermatophyte infection involving hair and scalp and occurs primarily in prepubertal children. However, data on adults are limited. The aim of this study is to evaluate epidemiological, clinical, and mycological characteristics of TC in adults in Korea. We retrospectively evaluated 82 adults (44.3%) among 185 TC patients at a tertiary hospital during June 2000 –2017. Mean patient age was 66.9±15.8 (20-90) years with female predominance; mean disease duration until mycological diagnosis, 22.5 (1-144) weeks; and misdiagnosis rate, 65.9%.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Case Report: A 63-year-old man had been diagnosed of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia on 2015 which was asymptomatic and not treated. On 2017, he presented abruptly with skin lesions that looked like bruises but were infiltrated and affected the face and upper back. Cutaneous and bone marrow biopsy ruled out leukemia cutis and it was diagnosed of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN). Therefore he started chemotherapy using the protocol for acute lymphoblastic leukemia ALL OLD>55 years.
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): R. Becerril, S. Manso, C. NerínAbstractThe influence of the growth of Aspergillus flavus and Escherichia coli on the concentration of the main compounds released by essential oils of cinnamon, clove and oregano has been studied. A diffusion vapour test and a subsequent analysis of three different areas of the plate were carried out. The results showed that in absence of microorganisms a gradient of concentration from the centre towards the periphery of the plate was observed for eugenol, carvacrol and cinnamaldehyde but not for thymol or linalool...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2019Source: Food ControlAuthor(s): Mohamed F. Abdallah, Kris Audenaert, Leonie Lust, Sofie Landschoot, Boris Bekaert, Geert Heasaert, Marthe De Boevre, Sarah De SaegerAbstractSugarcane juice is a traditional drink consumed on a daily basis in Egypt. The current work was conducted to (1) evaluate the multi-mycotoxin contamination in sugarcane juice, (2) identify the profiles of the mycotoxigenic fungi, and (3) assess the risk of mycotoxin exposure among the adult population. Sugarcane juice samples (n = 89) were randomly collected in two seasons from Egypt. Quantification of 1...
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Dermatophytes cause superficial fungal infections that pose public health problem to man and animals. Long term treatment with antifungal agents is required to control these infections. Various parts of Azadirachta indica are claimed to have significant medicinal value in treatment of infections especially ringworm. To determine the antifungal activity of the oil and fractions against dermat...
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Failure to detect or isolate fungal pathogens in a large number of clinical samples revealed the limitation of clinical diagnosis in differentiating dermatophytosis from other skin infections demonstrating that clinical diagnosis should be coupled with laboratory methods. Recovery of large number of non-dermatophyte fungi along with dermatophytes in our study showed that non-dermatophyte fungi are emerging as important causes of dermatophytosis, warranting the implementation of intensive epidemiological studies of dermatophytosis across the country. PMID: 30402089 [PubMed]
Source: Dermatology Research and Practice - Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatol Res Pract 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
CONCLUSION: The anthropophilic dermatophyte T. violaceum represents the most frequent cause of tinea capitis in western Uganda. For successful management oral antifungal therapy is necessary together with supportive topical treatment. PMID: 27341825 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 March 2016 Source:The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases Author(s): Anastasiya Atanasova Chokoeva, Liliya Zisova, Kristina Chorleva, Georgi Tchernev Tinea capitis is generally considered as the most frequent fungal infection in childhood, as it accounts for approximately 92% of all mycosis in children. The epidemiology of this disease varies widely ranging from antropophillic, zoophilic, and geophillic dermatophytes, as the main causative agent in different geographic areas, depending on several additional factors. Nowadays, the etiology is considered to vary with age, as we...
Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Abstract Tinea capitis is generally considered as the most frequent fungal infection in childhood, as it accounts for approximately 92% of all mycosis in children. The epidemiology of this disease varies widely ranging from antropophillic, zoophilic, and geophillic dermatophytes, as the main causative agent in different geographic areas, depending on several additional factors. Nowadays, the etiology is considered to vary with age, as well with gender, and general health condition. The former reported extraordinary Tinea capitis case reports have been replaced by original articles and researches dealing with progr...
Source: Braz J Infect Dis - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Braz J Infect Dis Source Type: research
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