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Real-time PCR TaqMan assay for detecting Trichophyton tonsurans, a causative agent of tinea capitis, from hairbrushes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16966179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tinea capitis caused by Trichophyton tonsurans is currently an epidemic in the United States, Europe, and Japan, and the cultivation of this microorganism is necessary for a definitive diagnosis. We recently developed a real-time PCR TaqMan assay as a culture-independent method for the rapid detection of T. tonsurans from hairbrushes.
T Sugita; Y Shiraki; M Hiruma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical mycology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1369-3786     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Mycol.     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-12     Completed Date:  2006-11-28     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815835     Medline TA:  Med Mycol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  579-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods*
Taq Polymerase / metabolism
Tinea Capitis / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  microbiology*
Trichophyton / classification,  growth & development,  isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 2.7.7.-/Taq Polymerase

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