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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540871/clinico-mycological-study-of-dermatophytic-infections-and-their-sensitivity-to-antifungal-drugs-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Soniya Mahajan, Ragini Tilak, Satyendra K Kaushal, Rabindra N Mishra, Shyam S Pandey
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, dermatophytic infections are running a chronic course either due to ineffective treatment or emerging drug resistance. In the past three decades, there has been an increase in incidence and non-responsiveness to conventional antifungals, which suggests that there is a need of antifungal sensitivity testing. AIMS: This study was aimed at identifying clinico-mycological pattern of dermatophytic infections in patients attending thedermatology outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital, and to obtain the sensitivity pattern of isolates against six commonly used oral antifungals (fluconazole, terbinafine, itraconazole, ketoconazole, griseofulvin and voriconazole)...
May 22, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528735/analysis-of-trichoscopic-signs-observed-in-24-patients-presenting-tinea-capitis-hypotheses-based-on-physiopathology-and-proposed-new-classification
#2
Y Bourezane, Y Bourezane
INTRODUCTION: Trichoscopy (hair dermoscopy) is a non-invasive and very useful technique for the diagnosis and follow-up of hair and scalp disorders. In tinea capitis, specific aspects of the hair shaft have been described, with the main ones being: comma hair, corkscrew hair, bar code-like hair (BCH) and zigzag hair (ZZH). METHOD: Herein we report on a retrospective study of 24 patients with tinea capitis (TC). All patients underwent trichoscopic examination and mycological culture...
May 18, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521541/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-tavaborole-topical-solution-5-in-the-treatment-of-onychomycosis-of-the-toenail-in-adults-a-pooled-analysis-of-an-8-week-poststudy-follow-up-from-two-randomized-phase-3-studies
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Aditya K Gupta, Steve Hall, Lee T Zane, Shari R Lipner, Phoebe Rich
PURPOSE: The role of topical antifungal agents in the long-term management of toenail onychomycosis is not well established. The current study evaluated durability of clinical benefit of tavaborole topical solution, 5%, for the treatment of toenail onychomycosis. METHODS: We conducted a pooled analysis of 8-week, poststudy follow-up (PSFU) data from two phase 3, randomized controlled trials in a subset of patients who experienced complete or almost clear nail at the end of treatment (week 52); 48 weeks of treatment with once-daily tavaborole compared with placebo in adults with distal subungual onychomycosis was evaluated at week 60...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506688/human-immunodeficiency-virus-and-fungal-infections
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Jeannette Guarner
The discovery of HIV was largely due to the presence of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in young patients that did not have the usual known causes of immune deficiencies in the early 1980s. Currently, treatment with highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) and the use of prophylaxis for PCP have lowered the frequency of fungal infections; however, these infections continue to cause morbidity and mortality in those patients that fall out or are not in care. The frequency of specific fungal diseases in HIV patients will depend on the prevalence of fungi in the particular geographic location...
April 8, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504456/performance-of-mycology-and-histopathology-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-toenail-onychomycosis-due-to-filamentous-fungi-dermatophyte-and-non-dermatophyte-moulds
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Fernanda G Lavorato, Dávson A Guimarães, Mario G Premazzi, Juan M Piñeiro-Maceira, Andréa R Bernardes-Engemann, Rosane Orofino-Costa
Improvement of laboratory diagnosis of onychomychosis is important so that adequate treatment can be safely implemented. To evaluate and compare the performance of mycological and histopathological examinations in onychomycoses caused by dermatophyte and non-dermatophyte moulds. Patients with lateral/distal subungual onychomycosis in at least one hallux were enrolled in the protocol and assessed via mycological and histopathological tests. The isolation of filamentous fungi was considered the gold standard...
May 15, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501468/-tinea-capitis-main-mycosis-child-epidemiological-study-on-10years
#6
A Kallel, A Hdider, N Fakhfakh, S Belhadj, N Belhadj-Salah, N Bada, A Chouchen, S Ennigrou, K Kallel
Despite the changes in their epidemiology, and the improving level of hygiene of the population, tinea capitis is still considered a public health problem in our country, and is the most common type of dermatophytosis in our country. The aim of our study was to evaluate the epidemiological, clinical and mycological features of tinea capitis in children encountered in the Tunis region. A retrospective study concerned 1600 children aged 6 months to 15 years suspected to have tinea capitis was conducted in Parasitology-Mycology laboratory, Rabta hospital, over a 10-years period (2005-2014)...
May 10, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497502/improving-outcome-of-fungal-diseases-guiding-experts-and-patients-towards-excellence
#7
Oliver A Cornely, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Katrien Lagrou, Valentina Arsic-Arsenijevic, Martin Hoenigl
Invasive fungal infections are on the rise and during recent years understanding the epidemiology of fungal infections improved. Over 1 billion people are affected and 25 million patients are at imminent risk of severe organ damage or death due to fungal infection. The European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM), founded in 1993, is the roof organisation of 23 National Medical Mycology Societies in Europe. ECMM fights fungal infections at various levels, by creating and distributing scientific knowledge and promoting scientific exchange...
May 12, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486259/appendicitis-in-a-neutropenic-patient-a-multicentric-retrospective-study
#8
Alberto A Scarpa, Géraldine Hery, Arnaud Petit, Benoit Brethon, Irène Jimenez, Virginie Gandemer, Samuel Abbou, Stéphanie Haouy, Jean Breaud, Marilyne Poiree
To study the management of acute appendicitis in neutropenic patients, we retrospectively reviewed cases of acute appendicitis in neutropenic children treated for cancer. The patients' demographics, medical records, and outcomes were tracked. We compared nonoperative treatment versus emergency or delayed surgery. The cases of 30 patients with a mean age of 8.8 years in 12 French departments of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology between 1995 and 2013 were studied. Most patients (90%) were treated for hematological malignancies...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482010/study-toward-resolving-the-controversy-over-the-definition-of-allergic-fungal-rhinosinusitis
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Aleksandra Barac, Goran Stevanovic, Marina Pekmezovic, Zoran Rakocevic, Rajica Stosovic, Boban Erovic, Vesna Tomic Spiric
Dysbiosis of the microbiome on the airway mucosa leads to the development of chronic inflammatory and allergic disorders. The aim of this study was to consider the potential diagnostic criteria for allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) and nonallergic fungal rhinosinusitis (FRS), and the role of fungal presence in an environment for the development of AFRS. In this study, 136 patients were divided into two groups: patients with positive specific immunoglobulin E (sIgE) and fungal finding (AFRS group), and patients with negative sIgE and positive fungal finding (FRS group)...
May 6, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478968/an-unusual-case-of-urinary-tract-infection-caused-by-saprochaete-capitata-under-anidulafungin-treatment
#10
G Hazirolan, A Aypak, N Aksu
Saprochaete capitata may cause uncommon severe infections, especially in immunocompromised patients. Here, we describe a rare case of urinary tract infection by S. capitata in a chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus patient, which occur during anidulafungin therapy. Mycological examinations of urine were positive to S. capitata identified by mass spectrometry and confirmed by ITS sequencing. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the isolate for amphotericin B, fluconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole and, anidulafungin were 2, 16, 1, 1, and 8μg/mL, respectively...
May 3, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476105/case-of-disseminated-histoplasmosis-in-a-hiv-infected-patient-revealed-by-nasal-involvement-with-maxillary-osteolysis
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A C Lehur, M Zielinski, J Pluvy, V Grégoire, S Diamantis, A Bleibtreu, C Rioux, A Picard, D Vallois
BACKGROUND: Disseminated Histoplasmosis (DH) is a rare manifestation of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in European countries. Naso-maxillar osteolysis due to Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum (Hcc) is unusual in endemic countries and has never been reported in European countries. Differential diagnoses such as malignant tumors, cocaine use, granulomatosis, vasculitis and infections are more frequently observed and could delay and/or bias the final diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of an immunocompromised patient infected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) with naso-maxillar histoplasmosis in a non-endemic country...
May 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472375/laser-treatment-of-onychomycosis-due-to-neoscytalidium-dimidiatum-an-open-prospective-study
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Andreia Pizarro Leverone, Dávson Aguilar Guimarães, Andréa Reis Bernardes-Engemann, Rosane Orofino-Costa
Conventional systemic and topical treatments have proven ineffective for the treatment of onychomycosis caused by Neoscytalidium dimidiatum. Our aim was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of laser monotherapy for the treatment of onychomycosis caused by this pathogen. Patients with clinical onychomycosis of the toenails and positive results both on direct mycological examination and N. dimidiatum culture underwent four 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser sessions with 6-week intervals between sessions. Participants were monitored by clinical examination supported by dermoscopy, measurement of diseased nail and the onychomycosis severity index (OSI), and by mycological examination for 12 months after completion of treatment...
May 2, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462176/assessment-of-effectiveness-of-fluconazole-and-clotrimazole-in-treating-oral-candidiasis-patients-a-comparative-study
#13
R C Jagat Reddy, S Jeelani, P Duraiselvi, M Kandasamy, G Suresh Kumar, R Azhal Vel Pandian
AIMS: One of the most common fungal infections infecting humans is Candidiasis. Belonging to the group of opportunistic infections, it often affects individuals with various debilitating diseases. Fluconazole and clotrimazole are two of the commonly used anti-fungal agents for the treatment of oral candidiasis. Hence, we planned this study to evaluate the effectiveness of fluconazole and clotrimazole in the treatment of patients suffering from candidiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 180 participants were enrolled in the present study...
March 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457646/-molecular-identification-and-in-vitro-antifungal-susceptibility-of-blood-isolates-of-the-candida-parapsilosis-species-complex-in-venezuela
#14
Xiomara Moreno, Vera Reviakina, María M Panizo, Giusseppe Ferrara, Nataly García, Víctor Alarcón, María F Garcés, Maribel Dolande
BACKGROUND: Candida parapsilosis is a species complex consisting of Candida parapsilosis sensu stricto, Candida orthopsilosis, and Candida metapsilosis. Studies worldwide have described its epidemiology and susceptibility to antifungal agents. AIMS: The aims of this study were to carry out the molecular identification of blood isolates belonging to the Candida parapsilosis species complex, and to determine their in vitro susceptibility to antifungals of systemic use...
April 27, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457423/mycotic-pseudoaneurysm-after-kidney-transplantation-two-case-reports
#15
A Ministro, T Ferreira, L Batista, A Santana, N Alves, J Guerra, J Fernandes E Fernandes
BACKGROUND: Vascular complications after kidney transplantation may cause allograft loss. Here, we describe 2 patients with extrarenal mycotic pseudoaneurysm after kidney transplantation. PATIENTS: Patient 1 was a 54-year-old man who developed pseudoaneurysm 60 days after transplantation, and patient 2 was a 48-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a pseudoaneurysm 5 months after transplantation. RESULTS: Patient 1 had a deceased-donor kidney transplant with end-to-side external iliac arterial anastomosis that was reconstructed 8 days after transplantation owing to rupture and major bleeding...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450771/in-vitro-antifungal-susceptibility-of-environmental-isolates-of-cryptococcus-spp-from-the-west-region-of-cameroon
#16
William Dongmo, Frederick Kechia, Roland Tchuenguem, Claude Nangwat, Iwewe Yves, Jules-Roger Kuiate, Jean Paul Dzoyem
BACKGROUND: Cryptococcus neoformans is responsible of cryptococcosis, a life-threatening infection that affects healthy and immunocompromised individuals. It is the first cause of adult acute meningitis in some sub-Saharan African countries with a mortality rate of about 100% in cases of inappropriate therapy. This study aimed at examining the occurrence and the antifungal patterns of Cryptococcus isolates from pigeon droppings and bat guanos in the west region of Cameroon. METHODS: A total of 350 samples were randomly collected from three selected localities of west region of Cameroon...
November 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443294/dataset-on-records-of-hericium-erinaceus-in-slovakia
#17
Vladimír Kunca, Marek Čiliak
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Habitat preferences of Hericium erinaceus in Slovakia" (Kunca and Čiliak, 2016) [FUNECO607] [2]. The dataset include all available and unpublished data from Slovakia, besides the records from the same tree or stem. We compiled a database of records of collections by processing data from herbaria, personal records and communication with mycological activists. Data on altitude, tree species, host tree vital status, host tree position and intensity of management of forest stands were evaluated in this study...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442876/idiosyncratic-findings-in-trichoscopy-of-tinea-capitis-comma-zigzag-hairs-corkscrew-and-morse-code-like-hair
#18
Ebtisam Elghblawi
Dermoscopy is a method of growing significance in the diagnoses of dermatological pigmented skin diseases. However, in my case, mycology culture was negative and successful treatment was given on the basis of trichoscopy and wood lamp examination. I hereby describe a young boy with tinea capitis, multiple "comma hairs" and "zigzag hair" and a subtle additional feature "Morse code-like hair" when intensification was applied. Dermatoscopic aspects found skin Type 2 in a child of as a distinctive dermoscopic finding...
October 2016: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439743/interdigital-melanoma-simultaneously-affecting-two-neighboring-interdigital-spaces-first-description-in-the-medical-literature
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Georgi Tchernev, Ilia Lozev, Ivan Pidakev, Hristo Mangarov, Yavor Grigorov, José Carlos Cardoso, Elisaveta Popchristova, James W Patterson, Torello Lotti, Georgi Pehlivanov, Cristiana Voicu, Victor Gabriel Clatici, Uwe Wollina
BACKGROUND: Interdigital melanoma, as a subtype of acral lentiginous melanoma, is relatively uncommon in the Caucasian population. It frequently goes unrecognized for a prolonged period of time prior to diagnosis, due to its asymptomatic nature and variable clinical appearance. METHODS: We report the case of a 67-year-old Caucasian woman who presented with interdigital malignant melanoma affecting two neighboring interdigital spaces. It had evolved over a period of more than 15 years and had been initially misdiagnosed as tinea pedis due to the macerated appearance of the lesion and a positive mycologic examination...
April 24, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438376/current-trends-in-the-use-of-two-combination-antifungal-corticosteroid-creams
#20
Chikoti M Wheat, Ryan J Bickley, Yu-Han Hsueh, Bernard A Cohen
Superficial fungal infections are among the most commonly managed skin problems by general practitioners. Although evidence shows combination antifungal/corticosteroid topicals are more expensive and less effective than single-agent antifungals, practitioners continue to prescribe combination agents. We examined current prescription trends of 2 combination antifungal/corticosteroid medications, Lotrisone and Mycolog-II.
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
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