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A 5-year survey of dermatomycoses in southwest Poland, years 2003-2007.
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PMID:  19925570     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The study was performed to analyse the spectrum of dermatomycoses in southwest Poland during the period 2003-2007. A total of 10 486 patients were investigated for fungal skin infections by means of native specimen and cultivating procedures. Skin scrapings, plucked hairs and nail clippings were examined and identified by direct microscopy and culture. From 2468 patients, 2753 fungi were identified including dermatophytes, yeast and moulds. Among the dermatophytes, the most common pathogen isolated was Trichophyton rubrum (59.4%), followed in descending order by: Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. interdigitale (16.6%), Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. mentagrophytes (9.0%), Trichophyton tonsurans (6.8%), Microsporum canis (5.1%) and Epidermophyton floccosum (2.7%). Among the yeast-like fungi, a marked predominance of Candida species was observed (86.3%). Scopulariopsis brevicaulis was the most commonly isolated mould (25.2%). The most frequently affected body sites were the toenails (53.9%), followed by the fingernails (19.0%). In children under 15 years of age, glabrous skin was the most commonly affected body site with M. canis as the most frequent causative agent.
Alina Jankowska-Konsur; Mariusz Dyląg; Anita Hryncewicz-Gwóźdź; Ewa Plomer-Niezgoda; Jacek C Szepietowski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1439-0507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2009 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Medical University of Wroclaw, Poland Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland.
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