The First case of Microsporum persicolor infection in Iran

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Ali Naseri 1 , * , Abdolmajid Fata 2 , Ali Reza Khosravi 3

1 Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, Imam Reza Hospital, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], IR Iran

2 Department of Medical Mycology and Parasitology, Imam Reza Hospital, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, IR Iran

3 Mycology Research Center, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Naseri A, Fata A, Khosravi A. The First case of Microsporum persicolor infection in Iran, Jundishapur J Microbiol. Online ahead of Print ; 5(1):362-364. doi: 10.5812/kowsar.20083645.2430.

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Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology: 5 (1); 362-364
Article Type: Case Report
Received: June 1, 2011
Accepted: September 1, 2011
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Abstract

We report the first case of Microsporum persicolor being isolated from an Iranian patient. An 8-year-old girl was examined for tinea corporis. Microscopic examination of the skin scraping performed using 15% KOH revealed hyaline septate branching mycelium and arthroconidia. Cultures of the clinical material yielded M. persicolor after 2 weeks of incubation. The isolate was identified on the basis of gross morphological characteristics of the fungal colony on Mycobiotic agar and peptone agar, microscopic characterization of slide culture, and biochemical reactions.


  • Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education: Microsporum persicolor can be causative agent of tinea corporis and This is the first report of M.persicolor as the causative agent of dermatophytosis in Iran.
  • Please cite this paper as: Naseri A, Fata A, Khosravi AR. The First Case of Microsporum persicolor Infection in Iran. Jundishapur J Microbiol. 2012;5(1):362-4.
  • DOI: 10.5812/kowsar.20083645.2430

© 2012, AJUMS. Published by Kowsar M.P.Co. All rights reserved.


Keywords

Microsporum persicolor Dermatophytosis Tinea Corporis

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