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Tinea faciei in a central Portuguese hospital: A 9-year survey.
Mycoses. 2018 Apr; 61(4):283-285.M

Abstract

Tinea faciei is a relatively uncommon dermatophytosis that affects the glabrous skin of the face. The aim of this study was to analyse the epidemiologic, clinical and mycological features of tinea faciei cases diagnosed at the Dermatology and Venereology Department of Hospital Santo António dos Capuchos (Lisbon, Portugal). Consecutive cases diagnosed between 2008 and 2016 were studied retrospectively. A total of 72 tinea faciei cases have been diagnosed, involving 37 male and 35 female, aged between 8 months and 86 years. The majority were observed in patients younger than 12 years of age (59.72%). Anthropophilic isolates (mainly Microsporum audouinii, Trichophyton soudanense and Trichophyton rubrum) accounted for 75.7% of the identified dermatophytes. One quarter of the patients were also affected by dermatophytosis in other areas, such as the scalp. Only 10 cases were previously treated with topical steroids due to misdiagnosis. Most patients were treated with topical and systemic antifungal therapy with total resolution of skin lesions, without relapse or side effects. In contrast to other European studies, anthropophilic dermatophytes were the main causative agents of tinea faciei. As previously described to tinea capitis, this result is probably due to changes in the epidemiology of dermatophytes worldwide.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital Santo António dos Capuchos, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal.Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital Santo António dos Capuchos, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal.Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital Santo António dos Capuchos, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal.Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital Santo António dos Capuchos, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisbon, Portugal.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29285801

Citation

Borges, Ana, et al. "Tinea Faciei in a Central Portuguese Hospital: a 9-year Survey." Mycoses, vol. 61, no. 4, 2018, pp. 283-285.
Borges A, Brasileiro A, Galhardas C, et al. Tinea faciei in a central Portuguese hospital: A 9-year survey. Mycoses. 2018;61(4):283-285.
Borges, A., Brasileiro, A., Galhardas, C., & Apetato, M. (2018). Tinea faciei in a central Portuguese hospital: A 9-year survey. Mycoses, 61(4), 283-285. https://doi.org/10.1111/myc.12730
Borges A, et al. Tinea Faciei in a Central Portuguese Hospital: a 9-year Survey. Mycoses. 2018;61(4):283-285. PubMed PMID: 29285801.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Tinea faciei in a central Portuguese hospital: A 9-year survey. AU - Borges,Ana, AU - Brasileiro,Ana, AU - Galhardas,Célia, AU - Apetato,Margarida, Y1 - 2017/12/28/ PY - 2017/09/19/received PY - 2017/11/18/revised PY - 2017/11/20/accepted PY - 2017/12/30/pubmed PY - 2018/8/23/medline PY - 2017/12/30/entrez KW - anthropophilic dermatophytes KW - tinea faciei KW - tinea incognito SP - 283 EP - 285 JF - Mycoses JO - Mycoses VL - 61 IS - 4 N2 - Tinea faciei is a relatively uncommon dermatophytosis that affects the glabrous skin of the face. The aim of this study was to analyse the epidemiologic, clinical and mycological features of tinea faciei cases diagnosed at the Dermatology and Venereology Department of Hospital Santo António dos Capuchos (Lisbon, Portugal). Consecutive cases diagnosed between 2008 and 2016 were studied retrospectively. A total of 72 tinea faciei cases have been diagnosed, involving 37 male and 35 female, aged between 8 months and 86 years. The majority were observed in patients younger than 12 years of age (59.72%). Anthropophilic isolates (mainly Microsporum audouinii, Trichophyton soudanense and Trichophyton rubrum) accounted for 75.7% of the identified dermatophytes. One quarter of the patients were also affected by dermatophytosis in other areas, such as the scalp. Only 10 cases were previously treated with topical steroids due to misdiagnosis. Most patients were treated with topical and systemic antifungal therapy with total resolution of skin lesions, without relapse or side effects. In contrast to other European studies, anthropophilic dermatophytes were the main causative agents of tinea faciei. As previously described to tinea capitis, this result is probably due to changes in the epidemiology of dermatophytes worldwide. SN - 1439-0507 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29285801/Tinea_faciei_in_a_central_Portuguese_hospital:_A_9_year_survey_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/myc.12730 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -