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Tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum in a woman and Tinea capitis in her 15-day-old baby: molecular evidence of vertical transmission.
Mycopathologia 2012; 173(2-3):135-8M

Abstract

We report a case of a 40-year-old Caucasian woman who came under our observation with a 7-year history of a chronic erythematous scaly dermatitis, diagnosed as psoriasis, involving gluteal area and thighs, and treated with topical steroids without benefit. During pregnancy, a progressive worsening of her condition and an extension of cutaneous lesions were observed. Her newborn, a 15-day-old girl, presented a similar scaly and squamous lesion on her scalp. Mycological examination was positive for Trichophyton rubrum in both cases, and random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis confirmed the isogenicity of the two isolates. We performed a diagnosis of T. rubrum tinea corporis and tinea capitis. The case we describe illustrates an unusual clinical presentation of tinea corporis with remarkable extension of cutaneous lesions due to the diagnostic delay and the continuous use of local steroids, together with a rare tinea capitis in the newborn. Our experience highlights the possibility of mother-child transmission and the importance of an early diagnosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dermatologic Department, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. elisabetta.mapelli@hotmail.itNo 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

21997860

Citation

Mapelli, E T M., et al. "Tinea Corporis Due to Trichophyton Rubrum in a Woman and Tinea Capitis in Her 15-day-old Baby: Molecular Evidence of Vertical Transmission." Mycopathologia, vol. 173, no. 2-3, 2012, pp. 135-8.
Mapelli ET, Borghi E, Cerri A, et al. Tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum in a woman and Tinea capitis in her 15-day-old baby: molecular evidence of vertical transmission. Mycopathologia. 2012;173(2-3):135-8.
Mapelli, E. T., Borghi, E., Cerri, A., Sciota, R., Morace, G., & Menni, S. (2012). Tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum in a woman and Tinea capitis in her 15-day-old baby: molecular evidence of vertical transmission. Mycopathologia, 173(2-3), pp. 135-8. doi:10.1007/s11046-011-9492-9.
Mapelli ET, et al. Tinea Corporis Due to Trichophyton Rubrum in a Woman and Tinea Capitis in Her 15-day-old Baby: Molecular Evidence of Vertical Transmission. Mycopathologia. 2012;173(2-3):135-8. PubMed PMID: 21997860.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tinea corporis due to Trichophyton rubrum in a woman and Tinea capitis in her 15-day-old baby: molecular evidence of vertical transmission. AU - Mapelli,E T M, AU - Borghi,E, AU - Cerri,A, AU - Sciota,R, AU - Morace,G, AU - Menni,S, Y1 - 2011/10/14/ PY - 2011/07/27/received PY - 2011/09/28/accepted PY - 2011/10/15/entrez PY - 2011/10/15/pubmed PY - 2012/5/19/medline SP - 135 EP - 8 JF - Mycopathologia JO - Mycopathologia VL - 173 IS - 2-3 N2 - We report a case of a 40-year-old Caucasian woman who came under our observation with a 7-year history of a chronic erythematous scaly dermatitis, diagnosed as psoriasis, involving gluteal area and thighs, and treated with topical steroids without benefit. During pregnancy, a progressive worsening of her condition and an extension of cutaneous lesions were observed. Her newborn, a 15-day-old girl, presented a similar scaly and squamous lesion on her scalp. Mycological examination was positive for Trichophyton rubrum in both cases, and random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis confirmed the isogenicity of the two isolates. We performed a diagnosis of T. rubrum tinea corporis and tinea capitis. The case we describe illustrates an unusual clinical presentation of tinea corporis with remarkable extension of cutaneous lesions due to the diagnostic delay and the continuous use of local steroids, together with a rare tinea capitis in the newborn. Our experience highlights the possibility of mother-child transmission and the importance of an early diagnosis. SN - 1573-0832 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21997860/Tinea_corporis_due_to_Trichophyton_rubrum_in_a_woman_and_Tinea_capitis_in_her_15_day_old_baby:_molecular_evidence_of_vertical_transmission_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11046-011-9492-9 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -