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Case Reports. Pityriasis amiantacea as manifestation of tinea capitis due to Microsporum canis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10838857     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report three patients, two infants and an adult, in whom their tinea capitis clinically appeared as pityriasis amiantacea. The mycological studies showed infection due to Microsporum canis in all cases. Correct diagnosis as well as adequate antimycotic chemotherapy of this atypical manifestation of tinea capitis remain a challenge to the clinician. Epidemiological aspects must be regarded also.
M Ginarte; M Pereiro; V Fernández-Redondo; J Toribio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0933-7407     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-06     Completed Date:  2000-07-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Microsporum / isolation & purification*
Pityriasis / microbiology*
Tinea Capitis / microbiology*

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