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Dermatophytosis caused by Trichophyton rubrum mimicking syphilid: a case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  24206432     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 56-year-old man who was under chemotherapy presented with a 2-week history of erythema on the left palm, soles, glans penis and the foreskin with no itching and pain. Initially syphilid was suspected. However, both toluidine red unheated serum test (TRUST) and treponema pallidum particle agglutination assay (TPPA) were negative. Microscopy showed hyphae in all sites and skin culture revealed Trichophyton rubrum infection, consistent with the diagnosis of tinea infection. He was cured with oral terbinafine for 2 weeks. We report here a case of tinea incognito caused by T. rubrum mimicking syphilid and review the literature.
Yongfang Tan; Liangbao Lin; Peiying Feng; Wei Lai
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycoses     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycoses     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
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Created Date:  2013-11-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805008     Medline TA:  Mycoses     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
Department of Dermatology, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.
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