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Trichophyton bullosum: a new zoonotic dermatophyte species.
Med Mycol. 2012 Apr; 50(3):305-9.MM

Abstract

We report the first human case of dermatophytosis caused by Trichophyton bullosum in a 21-year-old male who had a skin lesion located on his forearm. The dermatophyte was isolated in culture and further identified by sequence analysis of internal transcripted spacer regions. The species T. bullosum is a zoophilic dermatophyte rarely isolated from the coat of horses in Africa and Asia. In the present case, it was probably transmitted by contact with an infected donkey in a rural area in France. Antifungal therapy led to remission of the lesion in the patient after 2 months of treatment. T. bullosum ITS region sequences were closely related to those of the African species of Arthroderma benhamiae and grouped in a zoophilic cluster with Trichophyton verrucosum, T. erinacei and the Trichophyton anamorph of A. benhamiae (zoophilic species of the T. mentagrophytes complex). Systematic molecular identification could contribute to an accurate identification of this unusual species.

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Laboratoire de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Groupe Hospitalier Chenevier-Mondor, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21905949

Citation

Sitterle, Emilie, et al. "Trichophyton Bullosum: a New Zoonotic Dermatophyte Species." Medical Mycology, vol. 50, no. 3, 2012, pp. 305-9.
Sitterle E, Frealle E, Foulet F, et al. Trichophyton bullosum: a new zoonotic dermatophyte species. Med Mycol. 2012;50(3):305-9.
Sitterle, E., Frealle, E., Foulet, F., Cabaret, O., Cremer, G., Guillot, J., Delhaes, L., & Botterel, F. (2012). Trichophyton bullosum: a new zoonotic dermatophyte species. Medical Mycology, 50(3), 305-9. https://doi.org/10.3109/13693786.2011.605810
Sitterle E, et al. Trichophyton Bullosum: a New Zoonotic Dermatophyte Species. Med Mycol. 2012;50(3):305-9. PubMed PMID: 21905949.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Trichophyton bullosum: a new zoonotic dermatophyte species. AU - Sitterle,Emilie, AU - Frealle,Emilie, AU - Foulet,Françoise, AU - Cabaret,Odile, AU - Cremer,Genevieve, AU - Guillot,Jacques, AU - Delhaes,Laurence, AU - Botterel,Françoise, Y1 - 2011/09/12/ PY - 2011/9/13/entrez PY - 2011/9/13/pubmed PY - 2012/7/17/medline SP - 305 EP - 9 JF - Medical mycology JO - Med. Mycol. VL - 50 IS - 3 N2 - We report the first human case of dermatophytosis caused by Trichophyton bullosum in a 21-year-old male who had a skin lesion located on his forearm. The dermatophyte was isolated in culture and further identified by sequence analysis of internal transcripted spacer regions. The species T. bullosum is a zoophilic dermatophyte rarely isolated from the coat of horses in Africa and Asia. In the present case, it was probably transmitted by contact with an infected donkey in a rural area in France. Antifungal therapy led to remission of the lesion in the patient after 2 months of treatment. T. bullosum ITS region sequences were closely related to those of the African species of Arthroderma benhamiae and grouped in a zoophilic cluster with Trichophyton verrucosum, T. erinacei and the Trichophyton anamorph of A. benhamiae (zoophilic species of the T. mentagrophytes complex). Systematic molecular identification could contribute to an accurate identification of this unusual species. SN - 1460-2709 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21905949/Trichophyton_bullosum:_a_new_zoonotic_dermatophyte_species_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/mmy/article-lookup/doi/10.3109/13693786.2011.605810 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -