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Tinea Imbricata in an Italian Child and Review of the Literature.

Abstract

Tinea imbricata is a chronic superficial mycosis caused by Trichophyton concentricum. It is characterized by widespread, annular, concentric, squamous lesions. Tinea imbricata is endemic in three geographical areas: Southwest Pacific, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. Tinea imbricata in travelers returning from endemic areas is exceptionally rare. We report a case of tinea imbricata in an Italian child who acquired the infection during a trip to Solomon Islands. Three cultures were positive for T. concentricum. The patient was successfully treated with griseofulvin and terbinafine cream.

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    Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Pace 9, Milan, Italy. stefano.veraldi@unimi.it.

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    II Divisione di Malattie Infettive, Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Ospedale Luigi Sacco, Milan, Italy.

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    Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Pace 9, Milan, Italy.

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    Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Pace 9, Milan, Italy.

    Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Università degli Studi di Milano, I.R.C.C.S. Foundation, Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Pace 9, Milan, Italy. gianluca.nazzaro@gmail.com.

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    Mycopathologia 180:5-6 2015 Dec pg 353-7

    MeSH

    Administration, Topical
    Antifungal Agents
    Child
    Griseofulvin
    Humans
    Italy
    Male
    Melanesia
    Naphthalenes
    Terbinafine
    Tinea
    Travel
    Treatment Outcome
    Trichophyton

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    26314408

    Citation

    Veraldi, Stefano, et al. "Tinea Imbricata in an Italian Child and Review of the Literature." Mycopathologia, vol. 180, no. 5-6, 2015, pp. 353-7.
    Veraldi S, Giorgi R, Pontini P, et al. Tinea Imbricata in an Italian Child and Review of the Literature. Mycopathologia. 2015;180(5-6):353-7.
    Veraldi, S., Giorgi, R., Pontini, P., Tadini, G., & Nazzaro, G. (2015). Tinea Imbricata in an Italian Child and Review of the Literature. Mycopathologia, 180(5-6), pp. 353-7. doi:10.1007/s11046-015-9930-1.
    Veraldi S, et al. Tinea Imbricata in an Italian Child and Review of the Literature. Mycopathologia. 2015;180(5-6):353-7. PubMed PMID: 26314408.
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