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Clonal outbreak of Trichophyton tonsurans tinea capitis gladiatorum among wrestlers in Adana, Turkey.
Med Mycol. 2010 May; 48(3):480-5.MM

Abstract

Tinea capitis gladiatorum and tinea corporis gladiatorum caused by the anthropophilic dermatophyte Trichophyton tonsurans are well-known clinical entities in individuals involved in combat sports, e.g., wrestlers and judo practitioners. We present an outbreak of Trichophyton tonsurans tinea capitis gladiatorum among wrestlers at a boarding school in Adana, Turkey. Fourteen of the 29 wrestlers examined (48.3%) harbored the pathogen, including eight asymptomatic scalp carriers, five with tinea capitis superficialis, and one asymptomatic trunk carrier. Dermatophytes were isolated from samples of the neck (1), nape (1), trunk (3) and inguinal area (2) in four of the five tinea capitis cases. A total of five inanimate objects, i.e., two wrestling mats, two pillowcases, and one sheet were also found to be positive for T. tonsurans. Mixed-marker strain typing examining 24 sequence variations in 12 gene loci confirmed that the outbreak was caused by a single strain of T. tonsurans.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cukurova, Adana, Turkey. milkit@cu.edu.trNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19824879

Citation

Ilkit, Macit, et al. "Clonal Outbreak of Trichophyton Tonsurans Tinea Capitis Gladiatorum Among Wrestlers in Adana, Turkey." Medical Mycology, vol. 48, no. 3, 2010, pp. 480-5.
Ilkit M, Ali Saracli M, Kurdak H, et al. Clonal outbreak of Trichophyton tonsurans tinea capitis gladiatorum among wrestlers in Adana, Turkey. Med Mycol. 2010;48(3):480-5.
Ilkit, M., Ali Saracli, M., Kurdak, H., Turac-Bicer, A., Yuksel, T., Karakas, M., Schuenemann, E., & Abdel-Rahman, S. M. (2010). Clonal outbreak of Trichophyton tonsurans tinea capitis gladiatorum among wrestlers in Adana, Turkey. Medical Mycology, 48(3), 480-5. https://doi.org/10.3109/13693780903278051
Ilkit M, et al. Clonal Outbreak of Trichophyton Tonsurans Tinea Capitis Gladiatorum Among Wrestlers in Adana, Turkey. Med Mycol. 2010;48(3):480-5. PubMed PMID: 19824879.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Clonal outbreak of Trichophyton tonsurans tinea capitis gladiatorum among wrestlers in Adana, Turkey. AU - Ilkit,Macit, AU - Ali Saracli,Mehmet, AU - Kurdak,Hatice, AU - Turac-Bicer,Aygul, AU - Yuksel,Tuba, AU - Karakas,Mehmet, AU - Schuenemann,Eric, AU - Abdel-Rahman,Susan M, PY - 2009/10/15/entrez PY - 2009/10/15/pubmed PY - 2010/6/23/medline SP - 480 EP - 5 JF - Medical mycology JO - Med. Mycol. VL - 48 IS - 3 N2 - Tinea capitis gladiatorum and tinea corporis gladiatorum caused by the anthropophilic dermatophyte Trichophyton tonsurans are well-known clinical entities in individuals involved in combat sports, e.g., wrestlers and judo practitioners. We present an outbreak of Trichophyton tonsurans tinea capitis gladiatorum among wrestlers at a boarding school in Adana, Turkey. Fourteen of the 29 wrestlers examined (48.3%) harbored the pathogen, including eight asymptomatic scalp carriers, five with tinea capitis superficialis, and one asymptomatic trunk carrier. Dermatophytes were isolated from samples of the neck (1), nape (1), trunk (3) and inguinal area (2) in four of the five tinea capitis cases. A total of five inanimate objects, i.e., two wrestling mats, two pillowcases, and one sheet were also found to be positive for T. tonsurans. Mixed-marker strain typing examining 24 sequence variations in 12 gene loci confirmed that the outbreak was caused by a single strain of T. tonsurans. SN - 1460-2709 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19824879/Clonal_outbreak_of_Trichophyton_tonsurans_tinea_capitis_gladiatorum_among_wrestlers_in_Adana_Turkey_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/mmy/article-lookup/doi/10.3109/13693780903278051 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -