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Marina Macedo-Viñas, David W Denning
We aimed to estimate for the first time the burden of fungal infections in Uruguay. Data on population characteristics and underlying conditions were extracted from the National Statistics Institute, the World Bank, national registries, and published articles. When no data existed, risk populations were used to estimate frequencies extrapolating from the literature. Population structure (inhabitants): total 3,444,006; 73% adults; 35% women younger than 50 years. Size of populations at risk (total cases per year): HIV infected 12,000; acute myeloid leukemia 126; hematopoietic stem cell transplantation 30; solid organ transplants 134; COPD 272,006; asthma in adults 223,431; cystic fibrosis in adults 48; tuberculosis 613; lung cancer 1400...
March 18, 2018: Journal of Fungi (Basel, Switzerland)
Wudian Xiao, Yongsong Hu, Yan Tong, Mingcheng Cai, Hongbing He, Buwei Liu, Yu Shi, Jie Wang, Yinghe Qin, Songjia Lai
Emerging evidences suggest that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play important role in disease development. However, the role of rabbit lncRNAs in the pathogenesis of dermatophytosis remains elusive. The present study aimed to study and characterize lncRNA transcriptome in 8 T. mentagrophytes-induced female rabbit dermatophytosis lesional (TM) and 4 normal saline-infected (NS) skin biopsies using RNAseq. We identified 5883 lncRNAs in 12 strand-specific RNA-seq libraries and found 64 differentially expressed lncRNAs (q < 0...
March 20, 2018: Functional & Integrative Genomics
Lidia García-Agudo, Jorge J Espinosa-Ruiz
Tinea capitis is considered the most frequent dermatophyte infection in children. The etiological agents vary from time to time and by geographical area, although they normally are zoophilic dermatophytes and in the last years also anthropophilic species. We report a clinical case of inflammatory tinea capitis in a 6-year-old child caused by Microsporum gypseum, a geophilic fungus pathogenic to humans and animals. The sources of human infection are soil, cats, dogs and small mammals. This species is less frequent as a cause of dermatophytosis in humans, described mainly in tinea corporis and rarely in tinea capitis...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Utako Okata-Karigane, Yasuki Hata, Emiko Watanabe-Okada, Shunichi Miyakawa, Michi Ota, Yutaka Uzawa, Shigekazu Iguchi, Atsushi Yoshida, Ken Kikuchi
A 60-year-old Japanese man presented with multiple subcutaneous nodules in his left groin. Histologically, the nodules consisted of suppurative granulomas and abscesses not involving the hair follicles. Trichophyton rubrum TWCC57922 was detected by fungal culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) sequencing of the rDNA genes. We diagnosed these nodules as deeper dermal dermatophytosis, a rare form of invasive dermatophytosis. He was treated with terbinafine. We compared these findings with previous reports of deep dermal dermatophytosis...
September 2018: Medical Mycology Case Reports
Ana Margarida Alho, Clara Lima, Vito Colella, Luís Madeira de Carvalho, Domenico Otranto, Luís Cardoso
BACKGROUND: Qatar is one of the wealthiest and fastest growing economies in the world, experiencing a rapid increase in human and pet populations. Given the paucity of data on prophylactic measures against endo- and ectoparasites of pets in Qatar, as well as on the owners' awareness of zoonotic diseases, a questionnaire was conducted. METHODS: From July to November 2017, 150 multiple-choice questionnaires were administered to dog and/or cat owners who attended two veterinary clinics in Doha...
March 20, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
Sebastian Gnat, Aneta Nowakiewicz, Dominik Lagowski, Aleksandra Troscianczyk, Przemyslaw Zieba
Dermatophyte infections are extremely frequent worldwide, and their epidemiological features and distribution make them one of the most frequent infections all over the world. We identified and analysed multiform T. mentagrophytes strains isolated from a silver fox (Vulpes vulpes) kept on a breeding farm. Identification of dermatophyte strains was carried out traditionally by correlating both the clinical manifestations of the infection with a micro- and macroscopic examination. To confirm the species affiliation fully, molecular differentiation methods were used...
March 8, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Georgi Tchernev, Ivan Terziev
For the first time in the world medical literature, we describe a rare form of cutaneous dermatophytosis - a bullous form of Tinea incognito, classified by clinical picture, histopathological findings and an isolated infectious agent from the microbiological culture. After a thorough review of Medline/PubMed's relevant literature, we could not find similar cases of patients with Tinea incognito who are clinically presented with bullous lesions at the same time. Local application of corticosteroids in infants with unknown lesions may lead to progression of the underlying disease and may cause some serious problems in differential diagnosis aspect, while the clinical expression remains completely masked...
February 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy, Shamanth A Shankarnarayan, Sunil Dogra, Dipika Shaw, Khurram Mushtaq, Raees A Paul, Tarun Narang, Arunaloke Chakrabarti
Dermatophytosis, the commonest superficial fungal infection, has gained recent attention due to its change of epidemiology and treatment failures. Despite availability of several effective antifungal agents against dermatophytes, the incidence of chronic infection, re-infection and treatment failures are on the rise. Trichophyton rubrum and Trichophyton interdigitale are the two frequent clinical isolates in India. Consecutive patients (n=195) with suspected dermatophytosis during second half of 2014 were included in this study...
March 12, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Ali Rezaei-Matehkolaei, Sadegh Khodavaisy, Mohamad Mahdi Alshahni, Takashi Tamura, Kazuo Satoh, Mahdi Abastabar, Gholam Reza Shokoohi, Bahram Ahmadi, Mohammad Kord, Simin Taghipour, Koichi Makimura, Hamid Badali
The objective was to assess the in vitro activity of the novel triazole antifungal drug, efinaconazole, and five comparators (luliconazole, lanoconazole, terbinafine, itraconazole and fluconazole) against a large collection of Trichophyton interdigitale and Trichophyton rubrum clinical isolates. The geometric mean MICs were the lowest for luliconazole (0.0005 μg/mL), followed by lanoconazole (0.002 μg/mL), efinaconazole (0.007 μg/mL), terbinafine (0.011 μg/mL), itraconazole (0.095 μg/mL) and fluconazole (12...
March 12, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Aditya K Gupta, Sarah G Versteeg
Because of the ubiquitous nature of dermatophytes and a lack of an adaptive immune response in the nail plate, recurrence and relapse rates associated with superficial fungal infections are high (10%-53%). Cured or improved dermatophytosis patients could become reinfected if exposed to fungal reservoirs, such as an infected shoe, sock, or textile. To prevent this, footwear, sock, and textile sanitization methods can be used. To provide insight into effective sanitization options, the focus of this article is to review footwear, sock, and textile sanitization studies conducted throughout history (1920-2016)...
March 9, 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Anastasiya Atanasova Chokoeva, Uwe Wollina, Torello Lotti, Georgi Konstantinov Maximov, Ilia Lozev, Georgi Tchernev
Although tinea capitis is the most common fungal infection in children, significant changes have been reported in its epidemiology worldwide, as a result from certain geographic, climatic and cultural differences in one hand, as well as the changes in its etiologic pattern. The clinical manifestation of the infection and the stage of inflammation vary from mild desquamation to severe suppurative indurated plaques in kerion - like the pattern, depending on the nature of the etiologic agent and the host-immune response...
January 25, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
G L Aruna, B Ramalingappa
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to develop and evaluate the diagnostic potential of indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (I-ELISA) for the rapid and precise diagnosis of Microsporum canis infection in humans. BASIC PROCEDURES: The present study reports the production, partial purification and SDS-PAGE analysis of M. canis mycelial antigens and production of specific polyclonal antibodies. It also reports the development and optimization of indirect ELISA and evaluation of its potential for the diagnosis of M...
February 23, 2018: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
Ying-Xiu Dai, Tzeng-Ji Chen, Yun-Ting Chang
BACKGROUND: Skin diseases are among the most common public health problems and cause a significant burden. For policymakers and clinicians, comprehensive and detailed information is necessary to better allocate resources needed to care for skin diseases. This study was conducted to characterize the ambulatory practice of dermatologists in Taiwan. METHODS: The study data were drawn from the datasets of Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database for 2013, with 623,614 records of ambulatory care visits representing 1/500 of all the claims in Taiwan for 2013...
February 16, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
S Farokhipor, S A Ghiasian, H Nazeri, M Kord, M Didehdar
OBJECTIVE: Dermatophytosis is one of the most common mycotic infections, which considered as a public health problem in the major of countries. This study evaluated the molecular epidemiology of dermatophytosis in patients referred to Farshchian hospital in Hamadan city with PCR-RFLP method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and five specimens from clinically suspected patients of dermatophytosis were collected and analyzed by direct microscopic and culture. The isolates were identified by PCR-RFLP method using the MvaI restriction enzyme...
February 11, 2018: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
Thanadon Eksomtramage, Kumpol Aiempanakit
Tinea infection is a common superficial fungal infection of the skin, hair and nails. Tinea of vellus hair is a rare form of dermatophytosis that is difficult to diagnose and treat. Herein, the authors report the case of a patient who had an itchy rash on the cheek. Microscopic and mycological studies confirmed the diagnosis of tinea of vellus hair. The patient was treated with systemic antifungal therapy with clinical improvement. This report aims to describe an infrequent subtype of common disease and review clinical clues, tools for diagnosis as well as treatment plans...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
G Zoulati, R Y Maïga, M El Haouri, M Er-Rami
INTRODUCTION: Trichophyton violaceum is an anthropophilic dermatophyte, common in Mediterranean and African countries, which causes particularly trichophytic tinea in school-aged children. The objective of this work is to study the clinical and epidemiological profile of T. violaceum infections. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a descriptive retrospective study of a series of twelve cases of T. violaceum dermatophytosis diagnosed among patients referred to our laboratory for suspicion of dermatomycosis during a period from January 2011 to December 2016...
February 9, 2018: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
Arunabha Majumdar, Tanushree Haldar, Sourabh Bhattacharya, John S Witte
Simultaneous analysis of genetic associations with multiple phenotypes may reveal shared genetic susceptibility across traits (pleiotropy). For a locus exhibiting overall pleiotropy, it is important to identify which specific traits underlie this association. We propose a Bayesian meta-analysis approach (termed CPBayes) that uses summary-level data across multiple phenotypes to simultaneously measure the evidence of aggregate-level pleiotropic association and estimate an optimal subset of traits associated with the risk locus...
February 2018: PLoS Genetics
Theresa Bartosch, Tilo Heydel, Silke Uhrlaß, Pietro Nenoff, Hendrik Müller, Christoph Georg Baums, Wieland Schrödl
The zoophilic dermatophyte Trichophyton verrucosum is the most important causative agent of bovine dermatophytosis. Additionally, it causes profound and poorly healing skin infections in humans indicating the high zoonotic potential. The objective of this study was to establish differentiation of T. verrucosum from other dermatophytes by mass spectrometry and to identify distinct features of the mass spectra. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) was successful for identification of this pathogen only after extension of the database of the manufacturer with spectra from T...
October 9, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Cut Hazlianda, Kamaliah Muis, Isma Lubis
BACKGROUND: Tinea cruris is the second most common dermatophytosis in the world and the most common in Indonesia. The conventional laboratory tests for dermatophyte infection are slow and less specific. Polymerase Chain Reaction-Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) is a PCR method with the addition of enzyme after amplification, therefore enabling for more specific results. AIM: This study aimed to find whether the PCR-RFLP test could yield the same fungal species result as a fungal culture...
December 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Louise Schøsler, Louise Kronborg Andersen, Maiken Cavling Arendrup, Mette Sommerlund
Dermatophytosis in children caused by Trichophyton rubrum is preferably treated with topical or systemic terbinafine. We report the first case of terbinafine resistance in a child with recurrent T. rubrum dermatophytosis and congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma.
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Dermatology
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