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A different kind of hedgehog pathway: tinea manus due to Trichophyton erinacei transmitted by an African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris).
Mycoses. 2014 Feb; 57(2):125-7.M

Abstract

The unusual case of a 29-year-old woman with tinea manus caused by infection due to Trichophyton erinacei is described. The patient presented with marked erosive inflammation of the entire fifth finger of her right hand. Mycological and genomic diagnostics resulted in identification of T. erinacei as the responsible pathogen, which had been transmitted by a domestic African pygmy hedgehog, Atelerix albiventris. Upon prolonged treatment with topical and systemic antifungal agents skin lesions slowly resolved. This case illustrates that the increasingly popular keeping of extraordinary pets such as hedgehogs may bear the risk of infections with uncommon dermatophytes.

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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, University Hospital Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany.No 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

23889168

Citation

Weishaupt, Julia, et al. "A Different Kind of Hedgehog Pathway: Tinea Manus Due to Trichophyton Erinacei Transmitted By an African Pygmy Hedgehog (Atelerix Albiventris)." Mycoses, vol. 57, no. 2, 2014, pp. 125-7.
Weishaupt J, Kolb-Mäurer A, Lempert S, et al. A different kind of hedgehog pathway: tinea manus due to Trichophyton erinacei transmitted by an African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris). Mycoses. 2014;57(2):125-7.
Weishaupt, J., Kolb-Mäurer, A., Lempert, S., Nenoff, P., Uhrlaβ, S., Hamm, H., & Goebeler, M. (2014). A different kind of hedgehog pathway: tinea manus due to Trichophyton erinacei transmitted by an African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris). Mycoses, 57(2), 125-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/myc.12113
Weishaupt J, et al. A Different Kind of Hedgehog Pathway: Tinea Manus Due to Trichophyton Erinacei Transmitted By an African Pygmy Hedgehog (Atelerix Albiventris). Mycoses. 2014;57(2):125-7. PubMed PMID: 23889168.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A different kind of hedgehog pathway: tinea manus due to Trichophyton erinacei transmitted by an African pygmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris). AU - Weishaupt,Julia, AU - Kolb-Mäurer,Annette, AU - Lempert,Sigrid, AU - Nenoff,Pietro, AU - Uhrlaβ,Silke, AU - Hamm,Henning, AU - Goebeler,Matthias, Y1 - 2013/07/25/ PY - 2013/06/04/received PY - 2013/06/29/accepted PY - 2013/7/30/entrez PY - 2013/7/31/pubmed PY - 2014/9/16/medline KW - Atelerix albiventris KW - Trichophyton erinacei KW - hedgehog KW - terbinafine KW - tinea manus KW - zoonosis SP - 125 EP - 7 JF - Mycoses JO - Mycoses VL - 57 IS - 2 N2 - The unusual case of a 29-year-old woman with tinea manus caused by infection due to Trichophyton erinacei is described. The patient presented with marked erosive inflammation of the entire fifth finger of her right hand. Mycological and genomic diagnostics resulted in identification of T. erinacei as the responsible pathogen, which had been transmitted by a domestic African pygmy hedgehog, Atelerix albiventris. Upon prolonged treatment with topical and systemic antifungal agents skin lesions slowly resolved. This case illustrates that the increasingly popular keeping of extraordinary pets such as hedgehogs may bear the risk of infections with uncommon dermatophytes. SN - 1439-0507 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23889168/A_different_kind_of_hedgehog_pathway:_tinea_manus_due_to_Trichophyton_erinacei_transmitted_by_an_African_pygmy_hedgehog__Atelerix_albiventris__ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/myc.12113 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -