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Tinea corporis purpurica and onychomycosis caused by Trichophyton violaceum.
Mycoses. 2011 Mar; 54(2):175-8.M

Abstract

We report two cases of tinea corporis purpurica of the legs, presumably caused by self-inoculation of the mycete from the toenails, in two elderly women (80 and 78 years). Trichophyton violaceum was isolated from the skin and nails. Histological examination of a biopsy specimen from the leg lesions confirmed the diagnosis. The source of infection was an Ethiopian carer who had tinea capitis in the first case, and was undiagnosed in the second patient. Cases of purpuric variants of tinea corporis are rare and this is the first report of probable self-inoculation of T. violaceum from onychomycosis.

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Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Letter

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19780978

Citation

Romano, Clara, et al. "Tinea Corporis Purpurica and Onychomycosis Caused By Trichophyton Violaceum." Mycoses, vol. 54, no. 2, 2011, pp. 175-8.
Romano C, Massai L, Strangi R, et al. Tinea corporis purpurica and onychomycosis caused by Trichophyton violaceum. Mycoses. 2011;54(2):175-8.
Romano, C., Massai, L., Strangi, R., Feci, L., Miracco, C., & Fimiani, M. (2011). Tinea corporis purpurica and onychomycosis caused by Trichophyton violaceum. Mycoses, 54(2), 175-8. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0507.2009.01772.x
Romano C, et al. Tinea Corporis Purpurica and Onychomycosis Caused By Trichophyton Violaceum. Mycoses. 2011;54(2):175-8. PubMed PMID: 19780978.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tinea corporis purpurica and onychomycosis caused by Trichophyton violaceum. AU - Romano,Clara, AU - Massai,Lucia, AU - Strangi,Rosa, AU - Feci,Luca, AU - Miracco,Clelia, AU - Fimiani,Michele, PY - 2009/9/29/entrez PY - 2009/9/29/pubmed PY - 2011/5/25/medline SP - 175 EP - 8 JF - Mycoses JO - Mycoses VL - 54 IS - 2 N2 - We report two cases of tinea corporis purpurica of the legs, presumably caused by self-inoculation of the mycete from the toenails, in two elderly women (80 and 78 years). Trichophyton violaceum was isolated from the skin and nails. Histological examination of a biopsy specimen from the leg lesions confirmed the diagnosis. The source of infection was an Ethiopian carer who had tinea capitis in the first case, and was undiagnosed in the second patient. Cases of purpuric variants of tinea corporis are rare and this is the first report of probable self-inoculation of T. violaceum from onychomycosis. SN - 1439-0507 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19780978/Tinea_corporis_purpurica_and_onychomycosis_caused_by_Trichophyton_violaceum_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0507.2009.01772.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -