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[Mycological and epidemiological aspects of tinea capitis in the Sousse region of Tunisia].
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2011 Aug-Sep; 138(8-9):557-63.AD

Abstract

AIM

Tinea capitis continues to be considered a public health problem in Tunisia. The purpose of our study was to investigate trends in the incidence and the mycological and epidemiological aspects of tinea capitis in the Sousse region (Central Tunisia).

METHOD

Our work is a retrospective study concerning all scalp samples taken by the parasitology laboratory of the Farhat Hached Hospital in Sousse, Tunisia, over a 26-year period (1983-2008).

RESULTS

A total of 10,505 specimens were examined. Of these, 5593 were positive with positive direct examination and/or positive culture. The average incidence was 215 cases per year. Patients were aged under 12 years in 89.3% of cases. A total of 175 cases of tinea capitis in adults were diagnosed. Ten dermatophyte species were isolated: Trichophyton (T.) violaceum (66.7%), Microsporum (M.) canis (29.3%), T. schoenleinii (1.6%), T. mentagrophytes (1.1%), T. verrucosum (0.6%), T. tonsurans (0.2%), T. rubrum (0.2%), M. gypseum (0.1%), M. audouinii (0.03%) and M. nanum (0.01%).

CONCLUSION

Our study showed a decrease in the annual incidence of tinea capitis over the study period with an evident decrease in trichophytic tinea and disappearance of favus giving way to microsporic and inflammatory tinea.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Laboratoire de parasitologie-mycologie, hôpital Farhat Hached, 4000 Sousse, Tunisie. saghrounifatma@yahoo.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

fre

PubMed ID

21893228

Citation

Saghrouni, F, et al. "[Mycological and Epidemiological Aspects of Tinea Capitis in the Sousse Region of Tunisia]." Annales De Dermatologie Et De Venereologie, vol. 138, no. 8-9, 2011, pp. 557-63.
Saghrouni F, Bougmiza I, Gheith S, et al. [Mycological and epidemiological aspects of tinea capitis in the Sousse region of Tunisia]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2011;138(8-9):557-63.
Saghrouni, F., Bougmiza, I., Gheith, S., Yaakoub, A., Gaïed-Meksi, S., Fathallah, A., Mtiraoui, A., & Ben Saïd, M. (2011). [Mycological and epidemiological aspects of tinea capitis in the Sousse region of Tunisia]. Annales De Dermatologie Et De Venereologie, 138(8-9), 557-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annder.2011.02.027
Saghrouni F, et al. [Mycological and Epidemiological Aspects of Tinea Capitis in the Sousse Region of Tunisia]. Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2011 Aug-Sep;138(8-9):557-63. PubMed PMID: 21893228.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Mycological and epidemiological aspects of tinea capitis in the Sousse region of Tunisia]. AU - Saghrouni,F, AU - Bougmiza,I, AU - Gheith,S, AU - Yaakoub,A, AU - Gaïed-Meksi,S, AU - Fathallah,A, AU - Mtiraoui,A, AU - Ben Saïd,M, Y1 - 2011/05/13/ PY - 2010/11/24/received PY - 2011/02/10/revised PY - 2011/02/21/accepted PY - 2011/9/7/entrez PY - 2011/9/7/pubmed PY - 2012/1/17/medline SP - 557 EP - 63 JF - Annales de dermatologie et de venereologie JO - Ann Dermatol Venereol VL - 138 IS - 8-9 N2 - AIM: Tinea capitis continues to be considered a public health problem in Tunisia. The purpose of our study was to investigate trends in the incidence and the mycological and epidemiological aspects of tinea capitis in the Sousse region (Central Tunisia). METHOD: Our work is a retrospective study concerning all scalp samples taken by the parasitology laboratory of the Farhat Hached Hospital in Sousse, Tunisia, over a 26-year period (1983-2008). RESULTS: A total of 10,505 specimens were examined. Of these, 5593 were positive with positive direct examination and/or positive culture. The average incidence was 215 cases per year. Patients were aged under 12 years in 89.3% of cases. A total of 175 cases of tinea capitis in adults were diagnosed. Ten dermatophyte species were isolated: Trichophyton (T.) violaceum (66.7%), Microsporum (M.) canis (29.3%), T. schoenleinii (1.6%), T. mentagrophytes (1.1%), T. verrucosum (0.6%), T. tonsurans (0.2%), T. rubrum (0.2%), M. gypseum (0.1%), M. audouinii (0.03%) and M. nanum (0.01%). CONCLUSION: Our study showed a decrease in the annual incidence of tinea capitis over the study period with an evident decrease in trichophytic tinea and disappearance of favus giving way to microsporic and inflammatory tinea. SN - 0151-9638 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21893228/[Mycological_and_epidemiological_aspects_of_tinea_capitis_in_the_Sousse_region_of_Tunisia]_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0151-9638(11)00194-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -