Case reports: tinea corporis in a 13-year-old German girl due to Trichophyton schoenleinii.Mycoses 2004; 47(11-12):514-7M
We report the first case of a tinea corporis with partly profound lesions in a 13-year-old girl on her arms, legs and trunk due to Trichophyton schoenleinii but without any lesion on scalp and hair. Moreover, this is the first case of an infection with Trichophyton schoenleinii in Germany since more than 40 years. The diagnosis was confirmed by microscopy of mycological specimens. Other causes of the skin symptoms could be excluded (atopic dermatitis, bacterial or other fungal infection). Clinical and epidemiological aspects of this anthropophile dermatophyte are briefly reviewed.