Looking for NTDs in the skin; an entry door for offering patient centered holistic care
Conclusions: Skin NTDsand other poverty related skin infections were common at the dermatology service. Dermatological services could act as a good entry point for integrated management of skin NTDs. Future studies should assess how different preventive strategies like contact tracing, early diagnosis and mass drug administration can be integrated. (Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries)
Source: The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries - June 30, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Hair loss due to scalp ringworm irradiation in childhood: health and psychosocial risks for women
ConclusionsLife with hair loss from scalp ringworm irradiation in childhood has a negative impact on women ’s health status and psychosocial state. Health policy-makers must broaden their approach to women who underwent scalp ringworm irradiation by addressing the effects of their hair loss in addition to the effects of the radiation treatment per se. This may be achieved by guiding physicians who prov ide medical services to these women to take into account the psychosocial and health risks related to hair loss in their diagnosis and treatment as well as by creating a cadre of specially trained mental health profess...
Source: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Fluconazole-induced acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis
We report a case of 7-year-old boy who developed AGEP shortly after commencing oral fluconazole for Tinea capitis. (Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - June 28, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elie Saliba, Remie Chrabieh, Zeina Tannous Source Type: research

Usefulness of Wood's Lamp for the Diagnosis and Treatment Follow-up of Onychomycosis.
Authors: Sato T, Asahina Y, Toshima S, Yaguchi T, Yamazaki K Abstract Wood's lamp was demonstrated to be useful in three cases of dermatophytoma treated during clinical dermatological practice. Clinical signs of onychomycosis are longitudinal yellow and white striae on the nail plate and are diagnosed by KOH direct microscopic examination. For its treatment, surgical debridement is recommended. Usefulness of the Wood's lamp for diagnosis of tinea capitis caused by Microsporum canis is standard. In the first and second cases, we used Wood's lamp (Woody™) to make a clear margin for debridement of onychomycosis....
Source: Medical Mycology Journal - June 3, 2020 Category: Biology Tags: Med Mycol J Source Type: research

Ecthyma gangrenosum: an early hint for diagnosis
A 51-year old man in his fourth-line with daratumumab after two autologous cell transplantation for an IgG-kappa myeloma was admitted to the intensive care unit for septic shock with multi-organ failure. On examination, he had febrile respiratory failure with left inferior lobe pulmonary crackling. The skin was covered with diffuse painful nodular ringworm-shaped lesions surrounded by an erythematous halo without mucosal involvement Fig. 1, Panel A and B. Biology showed arterial hyperlactatemia at 9.5  mmol/l and pancytopenia. (Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases)
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - June 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Anastasia Saade, Adrien Mirouse, Lara Zafrani Tags: Medical Imagery Source Type: research

Hedgehogs, ringworm and zoonosis: They can itch a lot!
es FJ PMID: 32487346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - May 30, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: Cabañes FJ Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

First report of kerion (tinea capitis) caused by combined Trichophyton mentagrophytes and Microsporum canis
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2020Source: Medical Mycology Case ReportsAuthor(s): Xinyu Yang, Xiuyan Shi, Wei Chen, Yabin Zhou, Michail S. Lionakis, Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, Wei Liu (Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports)
Source: Medical Mycology Case Reports - May 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: research

Ringworm in cats and dogs: New guidelines.
es FJ PMID: 32439157 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia)
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - May 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: Cabañes FJ Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

[Microsporum ferrugineum-an anthropophilic dermatophyte in Germany : Case report and review of the literature].
Authors: Nenoff P, Gebhardt M, Klonowski E, Koch D, Krüger C, Uhrlaß S Abstract Three boys from the same city, treated by the same dermatologist, developed tinea capitis. Two of them, 4 and 8 years old, underwent mycological diagnostic workup. However, no pathogens familiar in this country, such as Microsporum (M.) canis or Trichophyton (T.) tonsurans, were isolated, but instead that of a dermatophyte that has not been found in Germany for decades. Both dermatophyte isolates showed white-beige-brownish colonies with a flat, radiating edge and a central, verrucous curvat...
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - May 14, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research

Tinea Capitis: Bedside Diagnosis by Dermoscopy
An otherwise healthy 8-year-old girl presented with a 2-month history of mildly pruritic, area of alopecia on her scalp. Examination revealed a well-circumscribed, annular (4  × 3 cm), slight scaly, noninflammed, grayish-white patch of hair loss (Figure, A). Marked hair fragility was elicited on hair pull; no cervical lymphadenopathy was noted. Other mucocutaneous sites were uninvolved. Dermoscopic (Dermlite, DL4, polarized/contact mode, 10×, San Juan Capistrano, Ca lifornia) evaluation of the alopecic patch showed multiple black dots, comma hair, and corkscrew hair along with peripilar scales (F...
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - May 6, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Avik Panigrahi, Abheek Sil, Surajit Kumar Biswas Tags: Rediscovering the Physical Exam Source Type: research

Trichoscopy as a diagnostic tool for tinea capitis: A prospective, observational study
Conclusions: Trichoscopy by evaluating for the combination of perifollicular scaling and 3 dystrophic hair (comma hair, black dot, and short-broken hair) is a good diagnostic tool for tinea capitis. Horse-shoe hair a novel finding, not hitherto reported in the literature requires validation in future studies. (Source: International Journal of Trichology)
Source: International Journal of Trichology - May 5, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Pradeep Kumar Deepika Pandhi Sambit Nath Bhattacharya Shukla Das Source Type: research

Congenital triangular alopecia - A case report
Dhruv Ramanbhai Patel, Jinal Jainendrabhai Tandel, Pragya Ashok NairInternational Journal of Trichology 2020 12(2):89-92 Congenital triangular alopecia also known as temporal triangular alopecia or Brauer nevus may be present at birth or acquired during the first decade of life. It can present as triangular, oval, or lancet-shaped patch of alopecia. It may be misdiagnosed as alopecia areata, traction alopecia, trichotillomania, tinea capitis, and aplasia cutis congenita. Histopathological features and dermoscopic features help in its diagnosis. There is no effective treatment for it and, in most cases, there is no need fo...
Source: International Journal of Trichology - May 5, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Dhruv Ramanbhai Patel Jinal Jainendrabhai Tandel Pragya Ashok Nair Source Type: research

In vitro cytotoxic and anti-herpesvirus properties of jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam., Moraceae) leaf extracts
The jackfruit tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) is considered one of the most versatile trees and is used from wood production to traditional medicine. In traditional medicine, leaves are used to treat asthma, wounds and abscesses, and prevent ringworm infection. Several biological activities have been documented for jackfruit extracts confirming its popular use; however, its in vitro cyt... (Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research)
Source: Journal of Medicinal Plants Research - April 24, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Dermatophyte and Non-Dermatophyte Fungi Infection in Ethiopia.
Conclusion: In this study, the prevalence of dermatophytes was higher in tinea capitis 46/72 (63.8%) and T. tonsurans 29/72 (40%) was the dominant-isolated dermatophyte. Recovery of a large number of dermatophytes and non-dermatophyte fungi in our study showed that non-dermatophyte fungi are emerging as important causes of dermatophytosis warranting further intensive epidemiological studies that have public health significance are needed. PMID: 32308463 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology)
Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - April 22, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research

Reply to a commentary on: “Efficacies and merits of the cotton swab technique for diagnosing tinea capitis in the pediatric population”
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - April 13, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Michelle Le, Feras M. Ghazawi, Sofianne Gabrielli, Rayan Alkhodair, Donald C. Sheppard, Fatemeh Jafarian Source Type: research

Comment on: “Efficacies and merits of the cotton swab technique for diagnosing tinea capitis in the pediatric population”
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - April 12, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Kayla M. Babbush, Jamie R. Manning, Amber Fresco, Beth McLellan, Rachel Blasiak, Julia Gittler, Diana H. Lee Source Type: research

Tinea Corporis: An Evidence-Based Case Report Treated with Homoeopathic Medicine Sepia
Homœopathic Links 2020; 33: 033-040 DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1701626Tinea corporis or ringworm is common presenting complaint in daily practice. This disease has great physical and psychological impact on social life. Ringworm spreads in a circular form with central clearing. This is a case of a 48-year-old male having several coin like eruption on chest and widespread on shoulder and back. The homoeopathic medicine Sepia was prescribed in 200 potency on the basis of totality of symptoms and after repertorisation. Case has been followed up to 17 weeks; there was marked improvement in eruption from baseline and other assoc...
Source: Homoeopathic Links - April 9, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dixit, Ashish Kumar Giri, Nibha Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Molecular identification of isolates of the Trichophyton mentagrophytes complex.
Conclusions: The colony morphology on SDA led to the identification of 46 isolates as T. mentagrophytes and nine isolates as T. interdigitale. At a molecular level, the species identified by their morphology were identified only as T. mentagrophytes complex. PMID: 31929737 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences)
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - January 15, 2020 Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research

Tinea Capitis: Correlation of clinical aspects, findings on direct mycological examination, and agents isolated from fungal culture
Conclusions: The mycological classification appears to be a valid method for suggesting the etiological agent of TC. (Source: International Journal of Trichology)
Source: International Journal of Trichology - January 14, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Rebeca Ruppert Galarda Baptista Peixoto Olivia Mercilene Silva Meneses Fabiana Oliveira da Silva Aline Donati John Verrinder Veasey Source Type: research

Efficacies and merits of the Cotton Swab technique to diagnose Tinea Capitis in the Pediatric Population
(Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - January 12, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Michelle Le, Sofianne Gabrielli, Feras M. Ghazawi, Rayan Alkhodair, Donald C. Sheppard, Fatemeh Jafarian Source Type: research

Efficacies and merits of the cotton swab technique for diagnosing tinea capitis in the pediatric population
To the Editor: Tinea capitis is the most common dermatophyte infection seen in childhood.1 The current criterion standard for diagnosing tinea capitis is use of the scrape-culture method to isolate the causative agent.2 Particularly for young patients, this procedure may be uncomfortable and is rather difficult for physicians to perform. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - January 12, 2020 Category: Dermatology Authors: Michelle Le, Sofianne Gabrielli, Feras M. Ghazawi, Rayan Alkhodair, Donald C. Sheppard, Fatemeh Jafarian Tags: Letter Source Type: research

Tinea Capitis: An Updated Review.
CONCLUSION: Tinea capitis requires systemic antifungal treatment. Although topical antifungal therapies have minimal adverse events, topical antifungal agents alone are not recommended for the treatment of tinea capitis because these agents do not penetrate to the root of the hair follicles deep within the dermis. Topical antifungal therapy, however, can be used to reduce transmission of spores and can be used as adjuvant therapy to systemic antifungals. Combined therapy with topical and oral antifungals may increase the cure rate. PMID: 31906842 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Recent Patents on Inflammati...
Source: Recent Patents on Inflammation and Allergy Drug Discovery - January 8, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov Source Type: research

Trichoscopy of Tinea Capitis: A Systematic Review
ConclusionThe presence of characteristic trichoscopic features of tinea capitis is sufficient to establish the initial diagnosis and introduce treatment before culture results are available. Trichoscopy may be useful in distinguishing betweenMicrosporum andTrichophyton tinea capitis. (Source: Dermatology and Therapy)
Source: Dermatology and Therapy - January 6, 2020 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Adult black dot tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton tonsurans complicated with herpes zoster.
PMID: 31923110 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Chinese Medical Journal)
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - January 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Zheng YS, Zhou XY, Luo J, Hu YX, Liu KX, Mao ZH, Wu Z Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research

Epidemiology of dermatomycoses in southwest Poland, years 2011-2016.
Conclusions: Our study revealed that toenail onychomycosis remains the most common superficial mycosis and T. rubrum is the most common pathogen. However, in a longer period of observation, a decrease in the number of tinea capitis cases and an increase in infections caused by T. tonsurans were noticed. Observed changes indicate the need for continuing studies to detect the upcoming epidemiological trends. PMID: 31839778 [PubMed] (Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology)
Source: Advances in Dermatology and Allergology - December 18, 2019 Category: Dermatology Tags: Postepy Dermatol Alergol Source Type: research

Adult black dot tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton tonsurans complicated with herpes zoster.
PMID: 31855965 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Chinese Medical Journal)
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - December 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Zheng YS, Zhou XY, Luo J, Hu YX, Liu KX, Mao ZH, Wu Z Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research

Adult Tinea Capitis: a Clinical Entity in Increasing Frequency
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review summarizes the fungal literature currently available for adult tinea capitis (ATC), as well as providing data for clinical practice.Recent FindingsAvailable studies in ATC are scarce; however, they provide essential information for treating ATC.SummaryTreatment of TC is effective; however, it needs a minimum of 1  month to watch clinical efficacy. Systemic treatment is often needed to favor drug penetration to the deepest part of the hair follicle. The newest oral antifungal has higher efficacy rates than conventional therapy, as well as much shorter duration of treatment but at hi...
Source: Current Fungal Infection Reports - November 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The prevalence of scabies, pyoderma and other communicable dermatoses in the Bijagos Archipelago, Guinea-Bissau
ConclusionsOur study, which utilised robust population-based cluster random sampling methodology, demonstrates the substantial disease burden caused by common communicable dermatoses in this setting. Given these findings, there is a need to consider common dermatoses as part of Universal Health Coverage to deliver ‘skin-health for all’. (Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases)
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - November 18, 2019 Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Michael Marks Source Type: research

Inflammatory Tinea Capitis Mimicking Erosive Pustulosis of the Scalp.
Authors: Alves F, Batista M, Gonçalo M PMID: 31703188 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa)
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - November 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research

One-Step Triple-Layer Reconstruction of an Exposed Calvarium in a Patient With Radiated Tinea Capitis
This report describes a single-stage triple-layer technique for the reconstruction of a large scalp defect with exposed bone in a patient with a history of radiation treatment, using 3 turnover pericranial flaps in conjunction with a Matriderm dermal substitute and split-thickness skin graft. This immediate multilayered reconstruction provides a long-lasting structural and aesthetic outcome, with minimal donor site morbidity and reduced complications. (Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research

Cancer incidence after childhood irradiation for tinea capitis in a portuguese cohort.
CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest an association between radiation exposure and later increased cancer risk for cancers located near the radiation exposed area, mainly thyroid, and head and neck cancers. Further studies are necessary to disentangle possible non-radiation causes for distant cancers increased risk. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: This paper shows a possible association between childhood X-ray epilation and increased risk of cancer which was not previously investigated in the Portuguese tinea capitis cohort. PMID: 31674803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Radiology)
Source: The British Journal of Radiology - November 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Antunes L, Bento MJ, Sobrinho-Simões M, Soares P, Boaventura P Tags: Br J Radiol Source Type: research

The importance of reflectance confocal microscopy for the diagnosis and the follow-up of tinea capitis.
Authors: Mandel VD, Manfredini M, Giusti F, Pellacani G, Alessandrini A, Piraccini BM, Starace M Abstract PMID: 31638354 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia)
Source: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia - October 24, 2019 Category: Dermatology Tags: G Ital Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research

Evaluation Of The Efficacy Of Fluorescent Staining And Chicago Sky Blue Staining As Methods For Diagnosis Of Dermatophytosis In Hair And Nails.
Conclusion: Chicago sky blue and Calcofluor white staining are excellent methods for diagnosis of fungal infections, including those that cannot be confirmed using conventional methods. PMID: 31632123 [PubMed] (Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology)
Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - October 22, 2019 Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research

Correction to: Hierarchy of hair loss stigma: media portrayals of cancer, alopecia areata, and ringworm in Israeli Newspapers
The original publication of this article [1] contained an incorrect title. (Source: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research)
Source: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research - October 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Combined and dynamic trichoscopic signs for diagnosis and follow-up of inflammatory tinea capitis.
PMID: 31573672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Australasian Journal of Dermatology)
Source: The Australasian Journal of Dermatology - October 1, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: Liu ZH, Xia XJ, Zhi HL, Zhong Y, Sang B, Lv WW, Li QP, Shen H Tags: Australas J Dermatol Source Type: research

FSH1 regulates the phenotype and pathogenicity of the pathogenic dermatophyte Microsporum canis.
Abstract Microsporum canis (M. canis) is a common pathogen that causes tinea capitis and is present worldwide. The incidence of M. canis infection, particularly tinea capitis, has been increasing in China. In our previous studies, family of serine hydrolases 1 (FSH1) was identified as a potential virulence factor in tinea capitis infection caused by M. canis. To determine the function of this gene in M. canis, FSH1 was knocked down using double‑stranded RNA interference mediated by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Reverse transcription‑quantitative PCR analysis was used to confirm gene knockdown. Loss of FSH1 expres...
Source: International Journal of Molecular Medicine - September 27, 2019 Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Zhang F, Tan C, Xu Y, Yang G Tags: Int J Mol Med Source Type: research

High-magnification universal serial bus dermoscopy: A convenient alternative to direct microscopic examination
Direct microscopic examination of 10% potassium hydroxide (KOH) mounts of skin and hair for diagnosing dermatophytosis warrants a light microscope with high-power field magnification ( ×400). However, the cost, bulk, maintenance, and limited utility of the microscope render the device impractical in a busy contemporary skin clinic. Although pocket dermatoscopes, like the DL4, enable in vivo diagnostic differentiation between tinea capitis and alopecia areata,1 diagnostic confirm ation by demonstration of fungal elements by conventional microscopy might be required; visualization of these elements are infeasible ...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - September 10, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: Sidharth Sonthalia, Sambit Nath Bhattacharya, Mahima Agrawal, Shukla Das Tags: JAAD Online: Technology pearl Source Type: research

Hierarchy of hair loss stigma: media portrayals of cancer, alopecia areata, and cancer in Israeli newspapers
ConclusionsOur results revealed a hierarchy of stigmas against hair loss, in which the media coverage marginalized this experience. The omission of hair loss by the media may explain, at least in part, why health professionals often ignore the psychosocial needs of these patients. Health insurance funding of wigs is a helpful but nevertheless insufficient solution to coping with feminine hair loss. Our findings may encourage media leaders to conduct planned media interventions to increase awareness of clinicians and health policymakers about the unique challenges faced by women coping with hair loss and promote health poli...
Source: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Hierarchy of hair loss stigma: media portrayals of cancer, alopecia areata, and ringworm in Israeli newspapers
ConclusionsOur results revealed a hierarchy of stigmas against hair loss, in which the media coverage marginalized this experience. The omission of hair loss by the media may explain, at least in part, why health professionals often ignore the psychosocial needs of these patients. Health insurance funding of wigs is a helpful but nevertheless insufficient solution to coping with feminine hair loss. Our findings may encourage media leaders to conduct planned media interventions to increase awareness of clinicians and health policymakers about the unique challenges faced by women coping with hair loss and promote health poli...
Source: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research - September 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Microsporum audouinii: Re-Emergence of Ringworm Due to the Dermatophyte
Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliográficas (English Edition)Author(s): B. Lozano-Masdemont, B. Carrasco-Fernández, I. Polimón-Olabarrieta, M.T. Durán-Valle (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)
Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas - August 30, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Tinea capitis in adults: A 18-year of clinical and mycological study in Korea
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)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - August 21, 2019 Category: Dermatology Source Type: research

Anti-dermatophytic activity of hexane extracts of Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
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)
Source: African Journal of Microbiology Research - August 20, 2019 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Telephone handle hair: A novel trichoscopic finding in black dot tinea capitis
Vishu Michelle, Kanathur Shilpa, Budamakuntala Leelavathy, Gowrappala Shanmukhappa AshaInternational Journal of Trichology 2019 11(4):181-183 (Source: International Journal of Trichology)
Source: International Journal of Trichology - August 19, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: Vishu Michelle Kanathur Shilpa Budamakuntala Leelavathy Gowrappala Shanmukhappa Asha Source Type: research

Trichoscopic signs of tinea capitis: association with dermatophyte or hair type?
PMID: 31361332 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - July 30, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: Brasileiro A Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research

A clinico-epidemiological study of scalp hair loss in children (0 & #8211;18 years) in Kota Region, South-East Rajasthan
Conclusion: This study showed that hair loss in children in our region is not an uncommon problem and results from a variety of causes. Early diagnosis and treatment are needed to prevent further hair loss and to avoid irreversible hair loss and scarring alopecia. As has been observed in this study, hair problem may be due to important nutritional deficiency. We should be aware of such presentation. These may be a clue to the diagnosis of systemic illness. (Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology)
Source: Indian Journal of Dermatology - July 5, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: Manoj Kumar Sharma Savera Gupta Ramesh Kumar Anil Kumar Singhal Suresh Kumar Jain Mukul Sharma Source Type: research

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)
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - June 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Jinjing Jia, Min Chen, Xiumei Mo, Junfeng Liu, Fenggen Yan, Zhengxiao Li, Shaoqiong Xie and Dacan Chen Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Endangered Zoonotic Fungal Species from Chicken (Gallus gallus domestics).
Authors: Yamaguchi S Abstract Lophophyton gallinae (Microsporum gallinae) is a zoophilic fungus that causes ringworm in chickens and related species, and occasionally in humans. There are 45 human cases worldwide including a Japanese case from Okinawa in 2009. After the finding of the human L. gallinae case, 793 chickens in Japan, including 293 from the mainland and 500 from the Nansei Island areas, were investigated to determine the prevalence of dermatophytes and their related fungal species. The survey was carried out from December 2008 to March 2013. Various dermatophytes and related fungal species were isolate...
Source: Medical Mycology Journal - June 4, 2019 Category: Biology Tags: Med Mycol J Source Type: research

Microsporum audouinii: Re-Emergence of Ringworm Due to the Dermatophyte.
aacute;n-Valle MT PMID: 31153545 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas)
Source: Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas - May 29, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: Lozano-Masdemont B, Carrasco-Fernández B, Polimón-Olabarrieta I, Durán-Valle MT Tags: Actas Dermosifiliogr Source Type: research

[Tinea capitis-diagnostic measures in an outbreak situation : Case report and review of the literature].
Authors: Mayser P Abstract In a preschool a long-lasting outbreak of Trichophyton (T.) tonsurans tinea capitis was stopped by a concurrent screening of all persons at-risk (N = 264) with the hairbrush technique and a therapy based on clinical picture as well as on the quantitative results of the culture. In addition to the 5 symptomatic patients 10 asymptomatic carriers undetected until now were especially important as vectors. With the rising incidence of T. tonsurans and T. violaceum and the return of Microsporum (M.) audouinii in central Europe such outb...
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - May 19, 2019 Category: Dermatology Tags: Hautarzt Source Type: research

Host- and pathogen-dependent susceptibility and predisposition to dermatophytosis.
Abstract Dermatophytes are a highly specialized group of keratinophilic and keratinolytic filamentous fungi causing a ringworm disease called dermatophytosis or superficial mycoses. Although dermatophyte infections do not threaten the host's life, they lower its quality in humans by causing discomfort related to cosmetic problems and through their epidemiological significance, whereas in farm animals they are responsible for economic losses and constitute a source of the spread of spores. Evidence from countless observational studies that have been conducted over the last 90 years indicates that dermatophyt...
Source: Journal of Medical Microbiology - May 3, 2019 Category: Microbiology Authors: Gnat S, Nowakiewicz A, Łagowski D, Zięba P Tags: J Med Microbiol Source Type: research