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Var. raubitschekii of Trichophyton rubrum as a cause of tinea in Germany.
Mycoses. 2007; 50 Suppl 2:2-5.M

Abstract

Trichophyton raubitschekii was originally described as a distinct dermatophyte species but is now classified as a variant of Trichophyton rubrum. The variant raubitschekii differs from common strains of T. rubrum with regard to morphology, physiology, epidemiology and patterns of infection. It is mostly found in Africa, Asia and South America, but the literature and our observations reveal that seven patients (four men, three women) with T. rubrum var. raubitschekii-infections were meanwhile seen in Germany. All of them were born in Africa and they suffered from tinea corporis or tinea pedum, but onychomycosis was seen as well. All strains matched the typical characteristics of the variant raubitschekii except that one strain had a minimal capacity to perforate hair. Until now, the strains of T. rubrum var. raubitschekii isolated in Germany were probably imported by migration of the patients and so far no further spreading within Germany was observed. However, such a spreading is likely to occur in the future and therefore a monitoring is needed. This can be achieved only when the variant raubitschekii is looked for in the laboratories and is reported with its full name.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology, University Clinics of Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany. jbrasch@dermatology.uni-kiel.de

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17681047

Citation

Brasch, Jochen. "Var. Raubitschekii of Trichophyton Rubrum as a Cause of Tinea in Germany." Mycoses, vol. 50 Suppl 2, 2007, pp. 2-5.
Brasch J. Var. raubitschekii of Trichophyton rubrum as a cause of tinea in Germany. Mycoses. 2007;50 Suppl 2:2-5.
Brasch, J. (2007). Var. raubitschekii of Trichophyton rubrum as a cause of tinea in Germany. Mycoses, 50 Suppl 2, 2-5.
Brasch J. Var. Raubitschekii of Trichophyton Rubrum as a Cause of Tinea in Germany. Mycoses. 2007;50 Suppl 2:2-5. PubMed PMID: 17681047.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Var. raubitschekii of Trichophyton rubrum as a cause of tinea in Germany. A1 - Brasch,Jochen, PY - 2007/8/8/pubmed PY - 2007/10/24/medline PY - 2007/8/8/entrez SP - 2 EP - 5 JF - Mycoses JO - Mycoses VL - 50 Suppl 2 N2 - Trichophyton raubitschekii was originally described as a distinct dermatophyte species but is now classified as a variant of Trichophyton rubrum. The variant raubitschekii differs from common strains of T. rubrum with regard to morphology, physiology, epidemiology and patterns of infection. It is mostly found in Africa, Asia and South America, but the literature and our observations reveal that seven patients (four men, three women) with T. rubrum var. raubitschekii-infections were meanwhile seen in Germany. All of them were born in Africa and they suffered from tinea corporis or tinea pedum, but onychomycosis was seen as well. All strains matched the typical characteristics of the variant raubitschekii except that one strain had a minimal capacity to perforate hair. Until now, the strains of T. rubrum var. raubitschekii isolated in Germany were probably imported by migration of the patients and so far no further spreading within Germany was observed. However, such a spreading is likely to occur in the future and therefore a monitoring is needed. This can be achieved only when the variant raubitschekii is looked for in the laboratories and is reported with its full name. SN - 0933-7407 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17681047/Var__raubitschekii_of_Trichophyton_rubrum_as_a_cause_of_tinea_in_Germany_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0507.2007.01423.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -