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Is Trichophyton simii endemic to the Indian subcontinent?
Med Mycol. 2013 May; 51(4):444-8.MM

Abstract

Trichophyton simii is considered to be prevalent only in the Indian subcontinent where it was isolated from soil, as well as from infections of humans and animals. We have investigated a case of onychomycosis caused by this exotic dermatophyte, not traceable to endemic areas. This case, as in others due to this fungus in man or animals, that have been previously and sporadically reported worldwide, suggests infections caused by T. simii might be underestimated, especially outside its primary geographic areas. Indeed, there are isolates that do not show species-specific morphology, as in our case isolate, and as a result may be misidentified by classical methods. By checking the identity of some strains preserved in the collection BCCM/IHEM, we found several that proved to be T. simii, originating from non-endemic areas (Belgium, France and Ivory Coast). Therefore, the natural distribution of T. simii is probably not as restricted as has previously been proposed.

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Scientific Institute of Public Health, Mycology & Aerobiology Service, J. Wytsmanstreet 14, B-1050 Brussels. hugues.beguin@wiv-isp.beNo 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

23167704

Citation

Beguin, Hugues, et al. "Is Trichophyton Simii Endemic to the Indian Subcontinent?" Medical Mycology, vol. 51, no. 4, 2013, pp. 444-8.
Beguin H, Goens K, Hendrickx M, et al. Is Trichophyton simii endemic to the Indian subcontinent? Med Mycol. 2013;51(4):444-8.
Beguin, H., Goens, K., Hendrickx, M., Planard, C., Stubbe, D., & Detandt, M. (2013). Is Trichophyton simii endemic to the Indian subcontinent? Medical Mycology, 51(4), 444-8. https://doi.org/10.3109/13693786.2012.737032
Beguin H, et al. Is Trichophyton Simii Endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. Med Mycol. 2013;51(4):444-8. PubMed PMID: 23167704.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Is Trichophyton simii endemic to the Indian subcontinent? AU - Beguin,Hugues, AU - Goens,Karine, AU - Hendrickx,Marijke, AU - Planard,Chantal, AU - Stubbe,Dirk, AU - Detandt,Monique, Y1 - 2012/11/21/ PY - 2012/11/22/entrez PY - 2012/11/22/pubmed PY - 2015/1/15/medline SP - 444 EP - 8 JF - Medical mycology JO - Med. Mycol. VL - 51 IS - 4 N2 - Trichophyton simii is considered to be prevalent only in the Indian subcontinent where it was isolated from soil, as well as from infections of humans and animals. We have investigated a case of onychomycosis caused by this exotic dermatophyte, not traceable to endemic areas. This case, as in others due to this fungus in man or animals, that have been previously and sporadically reported worldwide, suggests infections caused by T. simii might be underestimated, especially outside its primary geographic areas. Indeed, there are isolates that do not show species-specific morphology, as in our case isolate, and as a result may be misidentified by classical methods. By checking the identity of some strains preserved in the collection BCCM/IHEM, we found several that proved to be T. simii, originating from non-endemic areas (Belgium, France and Ivory Coast). Therefore, the natural distribution of T. simii is probably not as restricted as has previously been proposed. SN - 1460-2709 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23167704/Is_Trichophyton_simii_endemic_to_the_Indian_subcontinent L2 - https://academic.oup.com/mmy/article-lookup/doi/10.3109/13693786.2012.737032 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -