Trichophyton violaceum: a rare isolate in 18-day-old neonate

Surpam, R. B.; Deshpande, S. D.; Saraswathi, K.; Amladi, S.; Savant, S.
October 2006
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Oct2006, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p292
Academic Journal
journal article
Trichophyton violaceum, a less common and geographically restricted infection is reported in a 18-day-old neonate. The diagnosis was made by potassium hydroxide of skin scraping examination and confirmed by culture. The patient was treated successfully with miconazole nitrate application. A large family with crowded living was considered the main predisposing factor.


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