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Trichophyton tonsurans tinea capitis and tinea corporis: treatment and follow-up of four affected family members.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11085674     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a Caucasian family of two veterinary practitioners and their two children, ages 2 years and 6 months, simultaneously infected with the dermatophyte Trichophyton tonsurans, causing tinea capitis and tinea corporis in the children and tinea corporis in the parents. The parents and older child were successfully treated with oral terbinafine. The infant clinically responded to treatment with topical terbinafine and ketoconazole shampoo but presented with recurrent tinea capitis 12 months later, from which T. tonsurans was cultured. At this time, scalpbrush samples from the other family members failed to culture any fungi, and neither were fungi isolated from the family hairbrushes. The infant then received oral terbinafine, resulting in clinical and mycologic cure. After a further 12 months follow-up, there has been no mycologic evidence of recurrence in any family member.
J Ravenscroft; M J Goodfield; E G Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric dermatology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0736-8046     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Dermatol     Publication Date:    2000 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-14     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2009-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8406799     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dermatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  407-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dermatology, Leeds General Infirmary, West Yorkshire, England.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Administration, Topical
Antifungal Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Child, Preschool
Ketoconazole / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Naphthalenes / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Tinea / therapy
Tinea Capitis / diagnosis,  therapy*,  transmission
Trichophyton / isolation & purification*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 0/Naphthalenes; 65277-42-1/Ketoconazole; 91161-71-6/terbinafine

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