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Tinea cruris epidemiology (São Paulo, Brazil).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11307598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to determine the epidemiology of tinea cruris in São Paulo, Brazil, an investigation was carried out from April 95 to March 1997. A total of 2000 individuals were studied, of whom 105 were suspected of having tinea cruris infection. Direct microscopy and/or culture were positive in 66 [62.8%] of the cases. Erythematous-scale plaques and erythematous-liquenificated plaques were the most frequently found clinical types. T. rubrum was the prevalent dermatophyte in 90% of the cases, followed by T. tonsurans (6%) and T. mentagrophytes (4%).
H Silva-Tavares; M M Alchorne; O Fischman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mycopathologia     Volume:  149     ISSN:  0301-486X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mycopathologia     Publication Date:  2001  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-04-18     Completed Date:  2001-08-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505689     Medline TA:  Mycopathologia     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Departamento de Dermatologia, UNIFESP/EPM, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Brazil / epidemiology
Tinea / epidemiology*,  microbiology

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