A first case of tinea imbricata from Iran

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Seyyed Amin Ayatollahi Mousavi 1 , * , Samira Salari Sardoii 2 , Sadollah Shamsadini 3

1 Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, Medical University of Kerman, [email protected], Iran

2 Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, School of Medicine, Medical University of Kerman, Iran, Iran-Medical Mycology Research Centre, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran

3 Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Medical University of Kerman, Iran

How to Cite: Ayatollahi Mousavi S A, Salari Sardoii S, Shamsadini S. A first case of tinea imbricata from Iran, Jundishapur J Microbiol. Online ahead of Print ; 2(2):71-74.

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Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology: 2 (2); 71-74
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 1, 2009
Accepted: May 1, 2009

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Abstract

Tinea imbricata is an uncommon dermatophytosis caused by the anthropophilic dermatophyte Trichophyton concentricum in endemic regions. In the present study, a 10-year-old girl was examined for tinea imbricata. Microscopic examination revealed the presence of hyaline, septate, branching hyphae and its cultures on Sabouraud dextrose agar yielded T. concentricum. The patient responded to treatment with oral terbinafine 250mg/day topical clotrimazole (1% ointment), topical miconazole (2% cream) two times daily and potassium permanganate for daily washing for four weeks. In the present study, we reported the first case of tinea imbricate from Iran.

Keywords

Tinea imbricata, Dermatophyte, Trichophyton concentricum, Kerman, Iran

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